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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.

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by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Managing data is a fundamental need in organizations. More complex data, parallel processing and inexpensive hardware has led to major innovations in database technologies and data management. Relational database management systems (RDBMS) remain the dominant technology and RDBMS are especially important for transaction processing systems. Decision support data sources and databases have changed however and new technologies have created a need for new skills. A contemporary database management and theory course must deal with a broad set of topics. Web resources, primarily Wikipedia, meet a need for authoritative, low cost knowledge about databases and data management.

Continue reading at http://dssresources.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=265

Please cite as:

Power, D. J. "What Wikipedia resources are useful for a database management course?" Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 14, July 07, 2013.

Posted July 7, 2013 8:13 AM
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