MIT Sloan Mg. Rev., Summer 2010 at 73, extols the benefits that accrue when companies match an experienced person with software that helps their decision making. “Evidence-based decision making,” as the article refers to it, can contribute even in unstructured decision contexts. The day will come when in-house counsel routinely draw on checklists, for example, to prompt speedy and comprehensive analysis (See my post of Jan. 26, 2010: checklists with 9 references.). Other forms of decisional software will become more familiar and easier to use.
The combination of the respective abilities of wetware and software: be aware (See my post of Sept. 4, 2005: computers can assist decision-makers; April 7, 2006: analytical software to assist experts; Oct. 21, 2009: collective of departments and shared decision software; Sept. 29, 2006: augmented-cognition software; Feb. 22, 2009: software to depict and quantify decisions; and Feb. 10, 2010: a future of software that helps in-house counsel make decisions on data.).