Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence: an Overview

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Decision support systems and Business Intelligence: an overview

Contents

Course introduction 1–3
Module one objectives 1–3
Use of Study Guide 1–3
Suggested study schedule 1–4
Readings 1–4
Changing business environments and computerised decision support 1–4
Managerial decision-making 1–5
Computerised support for decision making: systems and technologies 1–5 The systems 1–5 The technologies 1–5
A framework for decision support 1–6 Management science 1–6
Concept of decision support systems & business intelligence 1–7 DSS – BI connection 1–7
Course plan and themes 1–7
Conclusion 1–8

Course introduction

This first module aims to provide an overview of the topic and provide the broad backdrop
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Use of Study Guide

These notes are meant as your guide in setting a study schedule and in highlighting the topics on which to focus. It is expected that you have the prescribed textbook and suggested readings.

The aim of the guide is to provide an outline of the reading required, a commentary on the material to be covered, extra reading material where appropriate and some review exercises. Use the notes as a guide and read them in conjunction with the texts. They are meant to be read together.

These notes are designed to complement, not replace, the set texts and readings supplied. They sometimes supplement the text, expand upon it, and in rare cases correct it. Where possible though, we rely on the text book and readings to provide the substance of the study

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