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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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June 2012 Archives

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 


A data-driven decision making organization encourages and rewards use of facts and data by employees. Using facts and data to make decisions in organizations has long been a goal of most managers. Using "gut instincts" and limited information has serious risks. Basing a decision on self-interest is poor practice, but the decision maker still requires facts. Consulting mystics/fortune-tellers fell into disfavor long ago. Today decision makers have increased availability of more and better data in real-time almost anywhere. This new reality has changed the decision support possibilities. 

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appeared in DSSNews Vol. 13, No. 12, June 24, 2012 

Posted June 26, 2012 6:13 AM
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