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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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April 2013 Archives

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

All varieties of data-driven decision support, whether an integrated DSS application, a business intelligence system, or an analytical application, use one or more data sources "owned" by one or more business units. Many decision support special studies also involve analysis of data. A data steward controls access to and use of specific data, and insures the accuracy and integrity of that data. The role of the data steward in decision support is that of a guarantor and an access controller. If each data steward is performing his/her job satisfactorily, then managers can rely on the data used for data-driven decision support. The data steward role is important.

Continue reading at http://dssresources.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=267

Cite as:

Power, D.J. "What role does a data steward have in providing decision support?" decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 09, April 28, 2013.


Posted April 27, 2013 12:28 PM
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by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Decision support security is important. Managers and Information Systems staff must understand and examine the stages involved with improving security for information systems, especially decision support applications. Improving security is a continuous and ongoing task that should be assigned to staff trained for and sensitive to security concerns. Anticipating problems and preventing security breaches is a major goal. Improving security can be examined in a continuous cycle of four stages.

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Cite as:

Power, D. J. "How can managers improve security for decision support applications?" Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 08, April 14, 2013.

Posted April 12, 2013 11:30 AM
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