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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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November 2012 Archives

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Building effective computerized decision support systems 
is possible and common. Understanding how to engineer various 
types of DSS promises to increase the likelihood of success. 
Decision support systems engineering has been an important 
research topic since Andrew Sage (1991) formalized the content 
associated with that knowledge domain. The term is not widely 
used, but the concept remains useful. Engineering is a 
"mindset" or way of viewing the world that brings a useful 
perspective to DSS design and methods.

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from DSS News, Vol. 13, No. 23, November 25, 2012

Posted November 25, 2012 7:10 AM
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by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Mobile devices can empower decision makers. Mobile decision 
support uses wireless technology and portable computing devices 
to provide interactive computer-based systems to help decision 
makers use data, documents, knowledge and models to identify and 
solve problems, complete decision process tasks, and make 
decisions. Mobile decision support also includes alerts and 
information pushed to a user based on location. Operational 
employees who interact directly with external stakeholders 
especially benefit from better real-time analytical and business 
intelligence support. According to Mulholland (2012), the need 
for mobile decision support is a core driver of new business 
deployments. Many consumers can also benefit from mobile decision 
support to assist with purchase and selection decisions, 
navigation, and negotiations. The mobile web is delivering 
intelligence and knowledge to decision makers when needed. 
This major technology change enables decentralized decision 
making.

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cite as
Power, D. "What is mobile decision support?" DSSNews, Vol. 13, No. 22,


Posted November 10, 2012 8:40 PM
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