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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Decision Support Systems

Advancements in computer programming technology and databases have led to the creation of decision support systems. A decision support system (DSS) is a database that can render timely information to aid the user in making a decision. There are three basic types of decision support systems:

Reference by Context This type of primitive decision support system supplies the user with answers based on an estimated level of relevance. The overall value is low to moderate.

Colleague, or Associate, Level The colleague level provides support for the more tedious calculations but leaves the real decisions to the user.

Expert Level It has been reported in graduate studies that the mind of an average expert contains more than ...

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