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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 2014 Archives

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

For at least one hundred years, warehousing has referred to the short- or long-term storage of items in a specially designed facility. Originally this general definition described the storage of inventory and other physical items. In the early 1990s, Bill Inmon advocated creating specialized data warehouses for decision support applications. The term data warehousing refers to the process of creating and maintaining a data warehouse.

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Power, D. J. "What are the basics of data warehousing?" Decision Support News, Vol. 15, No. 9, April 27, 2014 at URL http://dssresources.com/newsletters/369.php

Posted April 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Wisdom is a virtue. Decision support has a short history, but we have learned much about helping people make better decisions with the support of information technology. For many years, a feature called DSS Wisdom was included in my newsletter, DSS News aka Decision Support News. The feature was initiated October 22, 2000 with issue No. 13. The feature stopped after 50 issues, but researchers continue to develop new insights while investigating decision support capabilities and challenges. Innovations in hardware and software continue to expand the reach and range of what is possible and make this field exciting and of continuing relevance. Technology advances have made possible a variety of new tools to assist decision making. Now seems an appropriate time to reflect on the "wisdom" of decision support.

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Power, D. "What is the distilled 'wisdom' about decision support?" Decision Support News, Vol.15, No. 8, April 13, 2014 at URL http://dssresources.com/newsletters/367.php .

Posted April 13, 2014 5:49 AM
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