Faculty Publications

Title

An Overview of Cloud-Based Decision Support Applications and a Reference Model

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Business analytics, Cloud computing architecture, Cloud-based decision support reference model, Decision support systems

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Studies in Informatics and Control

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

18

Abstract

Major shifts have occurred in the past 70 years in the deployment of decision support applications. Now it is possible to deploy innovative and traditional Decision Support Systems (DSS) and decision algorithms using Cloud architectures and technologies. Cloud deployment with hand-held, mobile-device platforms is encouraging decision support experimentation and innovation. This survey article emphasizes the-how, especially the architecture, the-what, the-who, the-when, and thewhy of building Cloud-based decision support and decision automation. To assist in conceptualizing cloud-based decision support and analytics, and to facilitate easier understanding and communication, a hierarchical reference model is presented using multiple perspectives. Additionally, the proposed decision support reference architecture model is used to assess cloudbased decision support systems from the prior literature.

Department

Department of Management

Original Publication Date

3-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.24846/v30i1y202101

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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