Decision Support Basics

This book is targeted to busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support.

Author: Daniel J. Power

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606490834

Category: Computers

Page: 125

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This book is targeted to busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support. Some of the topics covered include: What is a DSS? What do managers need to know about computerized decision support? And how can managers identify opportunities to create innovative DSS? Overall the book addresses 35 fundamental questions that are relevant to understanding computerized decision support.
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Handbook on Decision Support Systems 1

Basic Themes Frada Burstein, Clyde W. Holsapple. CHAPTER 26 Artificial
Neural Networks in Decision Support Systems Dursun Delen and Ramesh
Sharda Spears School of Business, Department of Management Science and
Information ...

Author: Frada Burstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540487131

Category: Computers

Page: 854

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Decision support systems have experienced a marked increase in attention and importance over the past 25 years. The aim of this book is to survey the decision support system (DSS) field – covering both developed territory and emergent frontiers. It will give the reader a clear understanding of fundamental DSS concepts, methods, technologies, trends, and issues. It will serve as a basic reference work for DSS research, practice, and instruction. To achieve these goals, the book has been designed according to a ten-part structure, divided in two volumes with chapters authored by well-known, well-versed scholars and practitioners from the DSS community.
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Clinical Decision Support Systems

S. Andrew Spooner Many computer applications may be considered to be clinical
decision support systems. Programs that ... Essential to the understanding of
CDSS is familiarity with the basic principles of logic and probability.A brief review
of ...

Author: Eta S. Berner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387383194

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This is a resource book on clinical decision support systems for informatics specialists, a textbook for teachers or students in health informatics and a comprehensive introduction for clinicians. It has become obvious that, in addition to physicians, other health professionals have need of decision support. Therefore, the issues raised in this book apply to a broad range of clinicians. The book includes chapters written by internationally recognized experts on the design, evaluation and application of these systems, who examine the impact of computer-based diagnostic tools both from the practitioner’s perspective and that of the patient.
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Excel Basics to Blackbelt

There are ample examples throughout the text.

Author: Elliot Bendoly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139473026

Category: Business & Economics


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Excel Basics to Blackbelt is intended to serve as an accelerated guide to decision support designs. Its structure is designed to enhance the skills in Excel of those who have never used it for anything but possibly storing phone numbers, enabling them to reach a level of mastery that will allow them to develop user interfaces and automated applications. To accomplish this, the major theme of the text is 'the integration of the basic'; as a result readers will be able to develop decision support tools that are at once highly intuitive from a working-components perspective but also highly significant from the perspective of practical use and distribution. Applications integration discussed includes the use of MS MapPoint, XLStat and RISKOptimizer, as well as how to leverage Excel's iteration mode, web queries, visual basic code, and interface development. There are ample examples throughout the text.
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Real World Decision Support Systems

Alter, S.L.: Decision Support Systems: Current Practice and Continuing
Challenge. ... Arnott, D., Pervan, G.: A critical analysis of decision support
systems research. ... COM/history/dsshistory.html Power, D.J.: Decision Support
Basics. Business ...

Author: Jason Papathanasiou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319439167

Category: Computers

Page: 327

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This book presents real-world decision support systems, i.e., systems that have been running for some time and as such have been tested in real environments and complex situations; the cases are from various application domains and highlight the best practices in each stage of the system’s life cycle, from the initial requirements analysis and design phases to the final stages of the project. Each chapter provides decision-makers with recommendations and insights into lessons learned so that failures can be avoided and successes repeated. For this reason unsuccessful cases, which at some point of their life cycle were deemed as failures for one reason or another, are also included. All decision support systems are presented in a constructive, coherent and deductive manner to enhance the learning effect. It complements the many works that focus on theoretical aspects or individual module design and development by offering ‘good’ and ‘bad’ practices when developing and using decision support systems. Combining high-quality research with real-world implementations, it is of interest to researchers and professionals in industry alike.
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Spatial Decision Support Systems

Systems. Learning Objectives Understand the basic components of a spatial
decision support • system. Learn about the basics of spatial data creation,
storage, and man• agement in GIS environments. Be introduced to spatial data
exploration, ...

Author: Ramanathan Sugumaran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420062123

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

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Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS. Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective. This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS: Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines—investigating current challenges and future directions The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study.
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Computational Intelligence for Decision Support

The emphasis of this chapter is on actual systems which are useful in intelligent
decision support. For database retrieval, we discuss basics of database
management systems. For information retrieval, we discuss how it differs from
database ...

Author: Zhengxin Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420049143

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Intelligent decision support relies on techniques from a variety of disciplines, including artificial intelligence and database management systems. Most of the existing literature neglects the relationship between these disciplines. By integrating AI and DBMS, Computational Intelligence for Decision Support produces what other texts don't: an explanation of how to use AI and DBMS together to achieve high-level decision making. Threading relevant disciplines from both science and industry, the author approaches computational intelligence as the science developed for decision support. The use of computational intelligence for reasoning and DBMS for retrieval brings about a more active role for computational intelligence in decision support, and merges computational intelligence and DBMS. The introductory chapter on technical aspects makes the material accessible, with or without a decision support background. The examples illustrate the large number of applications and an annotated bibliography allows you to easily delve into subjects of greater interest. The integrated perspective creates a book that is, all at once, technical, comprehensible, and usable. Now, more than ever, it is important for science and business workers to creatively combine their knowledge to generate effective, fruitful decision support. Computational Intelligence for Decision Support makes this task manageable.
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Decision Support Systems

CFOs in large companies in the US. and Europe may be a little bit ahead of the
curve, but the new attention to financial decision support seems widespread.
Let's review the basics (cf., Stedry, 1967). A budget proposes expenditures for ...

Author: Daniel Power

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595339716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Decision Support Systems: Frequently Asked Questions is the authoritative reference guide to computerized Decision Support Systems. Author Dan Power has spent almost 30 years building, studying and teaching others about computerized Decision Support Systems. Dr. Power is first and foremost a Decision Support evangelist and generalist. From his vantage point as editor of DSSResources.COM, he tracks a broad range of contemporary DSS topics. In this DSS FAQ, Dr. Power answers 83 frequently asked questions about computerized decision support systems. The FAQ covers a broad range of contemporary topics and the questions are organized into 8 chapters. DSS FAQ helps readers understand questions like: What is a DSS? What kind of DSS does Mr. X need? Does data modeling differ for a Data-Driven DSS? Is a Data Warehouse a DSS? Is tax preparation software an example of a DSS? What do I need to know about Data Warehousing/OLAP? What is a cost estimation DSS? What is a Spreadsheet-based DSS? Decision Support Systems: Frequently Asked Questions is a useful resource for IT specialists, students, professors and managers. It organizes important Ask Dan! questions (with answers) published in DSS News from 2000 through 2004.
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Decision Support Analytics and Business Intelligence Second Edition

This second edition of a powerful introductory book is targeted at busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support, including the following: What are analytics? What is a decision support system?

Author: Daniel J. Power

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 9781606496190

Category: Computers

Page: 182

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Competition is becoming more intense and decision makers are encountering increasing complexity, rapid change, and higher levels of risk. In many situations, the solution is more and better computerized decision support, especially analytics and business intelligence. Today managers need to learn about and understand computerized decision support. If a business is to succeed, managers must know much more about information technology solutions. This second edition of a powerful introductory book is targeted at busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support, including the following: What are analytics? What is a decision support system? How can managers identify opportunities to create innovative computerized support? Inside, the author addresses these questions and some 60 more fundamental questions that are key to understanding the rapidly changing realm of computerized decision support. In a short period of time, you’ll “get up to speed” on decision support, analytics, and business intelligence.
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Decision support Systems for Fisheries the ITAFISH Case Study

This is not the project's ' real ' page , but has been designed to The project
organised two training courses for provide basic information on the project and to
personnel involved in the development of ITAFISH . occupy an important and ...

Author: Salvatore R. Coppola

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251047014

Category: Aquaculture

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The purpose of the ITAFISH project, executed jointly by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies and FAO, was to design, develop and test a computerized system or methodology for the organization, storage and first analysis of the existing data on fisheries and aquaculture available in the Mediterranean for decision-making.
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Decision Support Analytics and Business Intelligence

Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, and by the time she's twenty-three years old, she's a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the ...

Author: Daniel J. Power


ISBN: 1631573918

Category: Business & Economics

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Decision Support for Forest Management

While earlier books concerning forest planning have tended to focus on linear programming, economic aspects, or specific multi-criteria decision aid tools, this book provides a much broader range of tools to meet a variety of planning ...

Author: Annika Kangas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402067860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The goal of Kangas, Kangas and Kurttila's Decision Support for Forest Management is to provide students and researchers with a toolbox of methods for approaching the different planning situations that may arise in practice. It draws together a wide range of methods used in planning forest management regimes and presents a systematic overview of current methodological approaches. While earlier books concerning forest planning have tended to focus on linear programming, economic aspects, or specific multi-criteria decision aid tools, this book provides a much broader range of tools to meet a variety of planning situations. The methods themselves cover a range of decision situations – from cases involving single decision makers, through group decision making, to participatory planning. They include traditional decision support tools, from optimization to utility functions, as well as methods that are just gaining ground in forest planning – such as problem structuring methods and social choice theory. Including examples which illustrate the application of each technique to specific management planning problems, the book offers an invaluable resource for both researchers and advanced students specializing in management and planning issues relating to forestry.
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Decision Support and Expert Systems

Managers were told that the technical team could go ahead and build a database
to support basic accounting , inventory , and production management functions .
Special reporting and analysis functions , including DSS , could then be added ...

Author: William E. Leigh

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: MINN:31951002141519K

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support

Jan van Bem- mel (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) addresses The Future of
Computer-Assisted Medical Decision Making: Can We Learn from the Past?
Additionally, two invited speeches will frame basics, principles, methods, and
advanced ...

Author: European Federation for Medical Informatics. Special Topic Conference

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614992394

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Ensuring patient safety and providing high-quality health services are the dominant challenges faced by healthcare systems around the world today. The sharing of advanced knowledge and best practice in diagnosis, therapy, process optimization and prevention are essential to achieve this goal this includes enhanced networking socially and technologically as well as the inclusion of public health and social sciences.This book contains the proceedings of the 13th European Federation for Medical Informatics EFMI Special Topic Conference STC, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2013. The EFMI STC 2013 is Europes leading forum for
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Basics of the U S Health Care System

Consumers have more information to make healthcare decisions because of
information technology. ... oppor— tunities to utilize technology in their delivery
such as robotic surgery, e-prescribing, and clinical decision support systems that
will ...

Author: Nancy J. Niles

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763769840

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 333

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The health care industry currently provides over 13 million jobs with a projected 27 percent increase over the next decade the largest increase of any other industry. Given these trends, a basic understanding of the U.S. health care system is important to students across many disciplines including business, law, health administration, pre-medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, and more. This combination textbook and activity workbook gives students a fundamental understanding of the basic concepts of the U.S. healthcare system. Written with the undergraduate in mind, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System uses simple, reader-friendly language and features hands-on exercises that engage the student in active learning. Each chapter offers a vocabulary crossword puzzle, a vocabulary exercise, real life exercises, and Internet exercises.
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Basics of Career Advising

... and implementation CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Managers
Provide support and opportunities for growth People assuming the career
advising role should know basic career development concepts , includingCoach
and provide ...

Author: Peggy Simonsen

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562861972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Decision Support and Idea Processing Systems

New York : Basic Books . Luke , J . 1975 . “ Data Base Systems : Putting
Management Back in the Picture . ” CSC Report 9 : 1 , Computer Sciences
Corporation . McCosh , A . M . , Scott Morton , M . S . 1978 . Management
Decision Support ...

Author: Lawrence F. Young

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: UVA:X001845246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to MBA Basics 3rd Edition

You've probably heard managers referred toas“decision makers.”A good
manager isexactly that. However, some managers dislike decision making, which
is sad, since it's a key part of their job. Most managers who “passthe buck”
areafraid of ...

Author: Tom Gorman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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This is the time to expand your career opportunities - and the knowledge in here can be the key. This third edition compresses the most significant skills and lessons of a two year MBA into one comprehensive guide. With clear, concise information, expert Tom Gorman includes recent developments in management, economics, marketing, leadership, information technology, and communications. Whether the reader is studying to achieve an advanced degree or needs the concrete, practical skills required in the business world, this guide is the most current and comprehensive available. ? Practical guide to the most significant issues facing business professionals today. ? A suitable study tool for all graduate students as well as those trying to expand their skills and knowledge in their careers.
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Expertise and Decision Support

Since the utility of a decision support system is a combined function of both the
cost of system development and the ... This chapter outlines the basics of the two
approaches, reviews some comparisons of the two technologies with expert ...

Author: F. Bolger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306438622

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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This volume brings together a range of contributors from Europe and North America. All contributions were especially commissioned with a view to e- cidating a major multidisciplinary topic that is of concern to both academics and practitioners. The focus of the book is on expert judgment and its interaction with decision support systems. In the first part, the nature of expertise is discussed and characteristics of expert judges are described. Issues concemed with the eval- tion of judgment in the psychological laboratory are assessed and contrasted with studies of expert judgment in ecologically valid contexts. In addition, issues concerned with eliciting and validating expert knowledge are discussed. Dem- strations of good judgmental performance are linked to situational factors such as feedback cycles, and measurement of coherence and reliability in expert ju- ment is introduced as a baseline determinant of good judgmental performance. Issues concerned with the representation of elicited expert knowledge in kno- edge-based systems are evaluated and methods are described that have been shown to produce improvements in judgmental performance. Behavioral and mathematical ways of combining judgments from multiple experts are compared and contrasted. Finally, the issues developed in the preceding contributions are focused on current controversies in decision support. Expert judgment is utilized as a major input into decision analysis, forecasting with statistical models, and expert s- tems.
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