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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.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Dan's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

My cell phone service is with Verizon. I do not have a data service. Why? I don't travel enough to justify a data service. But I want an iPhone toy. Why? I want to try all of the new apps that are becoming available for decision support.

Well my wife Carol, who handles the finances for the family web businesses and for my consulting, is skeptical about any real need on my part. So to do a review Apple will need to provide me with a loaner. So all the Apple execs who believe in managerial use of the iPhone who are reading this, please email me (power@dssresources.com) so we can arrange a test drive.

PS: I am sure my colleagues on the BI network will participate in a trial as well.

Technorati Tags: iPhone, Business Intelligence, Decision Support

Posted July 17, 2008 7:50 AM
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