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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!

December 2013 Archives

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

An effective user interface is an important component of any type of information system, but it is especially important for systems that will be used directly by managers to support their decision making. In a decision support or business intelligence system, the user interface is sometimes called the "front-end" component. This component influences how managers will evaluate the system and hence the likelihood they will actually use the decision support capability. The user interface is what managers see when they work with the system. 

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Power, D. J. "What are key guidelines for decision support user interface design?" Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 26, December 22, 2013 at URL http://dssresources.com/newsletters/360.php

Posted December 26, 2013 9:38 AM
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by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Presence of critical success factors (CSF) influence the performance of a task, project or organization. Managers can influence CSF to increase chances of success. In the realm of data analysis, increasing data volume, variety and velocity (speed) of data capture and storage are challenging, yet create many opportunities. Managers need to explore how they can increase the chances that analysis of data will provide results that benefit their organizations. According to a TDWI report, "Advanced analytics (data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, and more) are central to enabling organizations to translate data smarts into competitive advantages." 

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Please cite as:

Power, D. J. "What are critical success factors for using advanced analytics?" Decision Support News, Vol. 14, No. 25, December 8, 2013 at URL http://dssresources.com/newsletters/359.php

Posted December 8, 2013 11:30 PM
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