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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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March 2012 Archives

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com  

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. Computerized decision support can potentially help managers and individuals make choices that are more likely to lead to sustainability. Also, data-driven DSS can help monitor sustainability efforts. Sustainability involves making many decisions over a long period of time. Potentially information and decision support technologies can help coordinate sustainability efforts.

appeared in DSSNews, Vol. 13, No. 6, March 18, 2012.

Posted March 28, 2012 6:40 AM
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by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com  

Documents should be handled once and if necessary scanned and digitized. Once a document is in digital format we can categorize, store, archive, transmit, share, annotate and perhaps revise it. Potentially these digital documents can provide decision support. Physical documents are obsolete and should be kept only when required or highly desired. Today we must manage an electronic document life cycle from birth to use to death. When first a document enters our information systems is its birth. Death only occurs when we choose to delete an instance of a document.

Posted March 4, 2012 7:03 PM
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