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Welcome to DSSBI BOOK Companion Website

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Welcome to the author blog site for the textbooks on Analytics, Decision Support Systems, and Business Intelligence. This site serves as complement to the site maintained by Pearson Higher Education:  Here we will provide links to software guides as well as additional content. We also urge instructors using our book to check out Teradata University Network (TUN). TUN includes extensive resources for teaching these topics. These resources include case studies, white papers, webinars, homework assignments (and their solutions), etc.  Software experiences in analytics topics are possible through TUN resources. For example, you can have your students experience Microstrategy software through TUN. A recent addition is SAS Visual Analytics. Additional resources are added to TUN frequently.


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We welcome your suggestions for additional resources to be included on this site.

Thank you for using our textbook.

Ramesh Sharda

Dursun Delen

Efraim Turban


Suggested Videos for Data Mining Software

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Rapid Miner video tutorials; more videos and learning materials can be found at RapidMiner Web site.

IBM SPSS Modeler (formerly SPSS Clementine) Introductory Videos

Statistica Data Miner video tutorials

SAS Analytics (including Enterprise Miner) interactive video tour

An introduction to use of R for data mining

Introduction to KNIME data mining tool

Suggested Videos for Business Intelligence

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Microsoft BI: All you need to know about  (15 min)…..

Cisco unified intelligence (3:53 min)

Optional: End-to-End BI (10:55 min)

What is data mining (for an association)? (6:05)

Data Mining Applications: Improve CRM (7:20 min)

Team 17- Data Mining (6:32 min)

Optional: IS project data mining (students’ project) (5:25 min) http://www/

Text mining, what it is? (6:24 min)

Google wave: NLP (5:04 min)

Vertical Browser (text mining)

Optional: Beginning Analytics (9:07 min)

Optional: Text Mining (Copernic) (6:32 min)

SAP Business suite 7: TCM (4:59 min)

Queen’s Business consulting strategy maps (6:25 min) 

The balance scorecard (1:44 min)

Optional: The Dashboard Driving Business (9:57 min)

Optional: BEZvision (2:26 min)

Suggested Videos for Decision Making

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Decision-making made easier (5:24 min)  

Better Decision Making (5:24 min)

Optional: When emotions make better decisions (3:32)

Optional: E-Commerce Remain… in Vietnam (1:35 min)

Optional: 01 Managerial decision making (8:34)

Integrating Risk Management with decision making- Part 1 (9 min) 

Expected value (8 min)…

Optional: How it all ends: Risk Management Part 1 (9 min); 7 parts feature=fvw

Decision Trees Part 1 (6:35 min)

Decision Trees part 2 (4:48 min)

How to use Expert Choice software (Demo, 7 min)

Optional: AHP; in investment analysis (8 min)

Introduction to Excel Solver (8:16 min)

Sensitivity Analysis: LP

Car Sales Simulator (3:3 min) v=AVOuJlyMWGU

Optional: ASDN (Software Demo) (3 min)

Optional: What – if analysis (2:26 min)