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Decision support systems : concepts and resources for managers

Author: Daniel J Power
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers an expanded framework for categorizing DSS, a general managerial and technical perspective on building DSS, details and examples of the general types of DSS, and reviews and discussions about the tools and issues associated with assessing proposals for DSS projects. A glossary and DSS audit questions give special, ongoing value to all readers."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Power
ISBN: 156720497X 9781567204971
OCLC Number: 48170680
Description: xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Supporting Business Decision Making --
A Brief History of Decision Support Systems --
A Conceptual Perspective --
Decision Support vs. Transaction Processing Systems --
Categorizing DSS Applications and Products --
An Expanded Decision Support System Framework --
Building Decision Support Systems --
Gaining Competitive Advantage with Decision Support Systems --
Technology Trends --
Gaining Competitive Advantage --
How Can DSS Provide a Competitive Advantage? --
What Companies Have Gained an Advantage with DSS? --
Some Examples of Strategic DSS --
Identifying Opportunities and Information Systems Planning --
DSS Benefits, Limitations, and Risks --
Resistance to Using Decision Support Systems --
Analyzing Business Decision Processes --
Managerial Decisions --
Decision-Making Context --
Decision-Making Processes --
"Good" Decision Making --
Redesigning Decision Processes --
Designing and Developing Decision Support Systems --
Overview of Design and Development Issues --
Decision-Oriented Diagnosis --
Prepare a Feasibility Study --
Choose a Development Approach --
DSS Project Management --
DSS Project Participants --
Designing and Evaluating Dss User Interfaces --
User Interfaces: An Overview --
User Interface Styles --
ROMC Design Approach --
Building the DSS User Interface --
Comments on Design Elements --
Guidelines for Dialog and User Interface Design --
Factors Influencing User Interface Design Success --
Understanding Dss Architecture, Networking, and Security Issues --
DSS Architecture and IS/IT Infrastructure.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Power.

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For MIS specialists and non-specialists alike, this text is a comprehensive, readable, understandable guide to the concepts and applications of decision support systems.  Read more...

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