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Dan Power

Greetings to all of my friends who work in the area of computerized decision support. This blog is a way for me to share stories from my encounters related to decision support, to comment on industry events, and to comment on other blogger's comments, especially those of my friends on the Business Intelligence Network. I'll try to state my opinions clearly and provide an old professor's perspective on how computers and information technology are changing the world. Decision making has always been my focus, and it will be in this blog as well. Your comments, feedback and questions are welcomed.

About the author >

Daniel J. "Dan" Power is a Professor of Information Systems and Management at the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa and the editor of DSSResources.com, the Web-based knowledge repository about computerized systems that support decision making; the editor of PlanningSkills.com; and the editor of DSS News, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Dr. Power's research interests include the design and development of decision support systems and how these systems impact individual and organizational decision behavior.

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Tom Hoffman has an interesting article (June 17, 2008) in Computerworld titled "Is Google your next data center? Cloud computing is changing the way we think of the IT department".

We all need to ask: Is owning and operating a data warehouse mission critical? Do we want operation of a data warehouse to be a core competancy?

My general position is that decision support IS mission critical for any organization. Owning and operating a data warehouse may NOT be.

The world of IT is changing so quickly.


Hoffman, T., "Is Google your next data center?" Computerworld, June 17, 2008, URL

Posted June 17, 2008 6:26 AM
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