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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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July 2012 Archives

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Change and innovation continues related to computerized decision support. Some managers seem quick to purchase new technologies and try out new capabilities, others are slower to adopt an innovation. Adopting a new technology is the first step in building a new capability and gaining technology acceptance in an organization. Managers can adopt an innovation, but intended users may not accept the new technology. So why are some managers quick to adopt and others delay. Leaders and laggards are common among individuals and organizations in the adoption of technology. In the late 1950s, sociology researchers (Bohlen, Beal and Rogers, 1957) proposed a technology adoption lifecycle model. Moore (1991) in Crossing the Chasm proposed a variation of the lifecycle. 

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appeared in DSSNews Vol. 13, No. 14, July 22, 2012

Posted July 25, 2012 9:32 AM
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by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 


Cloud computing is a distributed computing model that uses a network to share resources. The resources are data and applications like business intelligence systems and other decision support systems (DSS). There are four major cloud architectures including: 1) a private cloud, 2) a hosted private cloud, 3) a public cloud, and 4) a hybrid cloud (Irvine 2012). People access cloud-based applications through a web browser, desktop or mobile applications. Organizations using mobile applications, big data or with many locations can benefit from a cloud.

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appeared in DSSNews Vol. 13, No. 13, July 8, 2012

Posted July 8, 2012 8:32 AM
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