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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!

February 2013 Archives

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Purchase decisions have become increasingly complex with the advent of Internet shopping. Making decisions where many retail sources and comparable solutions exist to meet needs necessitates improved and systematic decision support for consumers. Consumers in developed economies need more and better computerized decision support. Consumers can benefit from both web-based and mobile decision support tools. 

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Power, D. J. "Do consumers need decision support capabilities?" Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 4, February 17, 2013

Posted February 26, 2013 7:29 PM
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by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Managers get paid to manage, but in some situations managers
can build computerized decision support capabilities for
personal use or as prototypes. Some managers can build limited
scope decision aiding capabilities. The issue facing technologists
and senior managers is both one of skills/technical competence
and value added by manager-developers -- can and should people
hired to make decisions build computerized decision support
applications. If so, in what situations?

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Power, D. "Should managers build decision support applications?"
Decision Support News, Volume 14, Number 3, February 3, 2012

Posted February 3, 2013 5:20 AM
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My new book -- Power, D. "Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Second Edition", Business Expert Press should be in stock Feb. 15, 2013. This revised and expanded edition is targeted to busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support. Overall the book addresses 61 fundamental questions relevant to understanding computerized decision support. http://businessexpertpress.com/books/decision-support-analytics-and-business-intelligence-second-edition

Posted February 1, 2013 7:33 PM
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