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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.

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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, the Web-based knowledge repository about computerized systems that support decision making; the editor of; 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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by Dan Power

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

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