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My old friend Carsten Ziegler and some colleagues just published a new book on business rules in an SAP environment in German: Business Rules Management mit ABAP The book is designed to help you integrate business rules with your ABAP environment. It shows how to model business rules in BRFplus to support and automate decisions. It discusses the benefits of [...]

IBM Press is 10 years old this month and to celebrate all books and eBooks are 40% off through the end of July! You can buy my book, Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics and get this discount. Just buy it here and use discount code IBM10YEARS during checkout.

A short video in which I discuss the past and future of Decision Management as part of celebrating IBM Press' 10th year. I published Decision Management Systems:A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics with IBM Press at the end of 2011 and you can but it direct from IBM Press here or amazon.com here.

My final session of the event is George Mathew's General Session on the product and its roadmap. George recapped Alteryx's laser focus on data analysts - who make up a big chunk of the audience here - and their focus on making the next best decision. It's great to see the focus on decision-making not just [...]

IBM Press is starting its July 4th sale today and my book "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics" is available at 40% off. Just click here to go to the IBM Press site and enter the code JULY4 to get a 40% discount. Enjoy!

I am speaking on Decision Management Cases: Agility & Adaptability in Insurance, Travel & Healthcare at IBM's IMPACT 2013, April 30 4:00-5:00pm Business rules are a powerful technology with a proven track record building Decision Management Systems. Successful projects deliver business agility, empowering business users to manage the decision-making in their systems so they can [...]

The Economist's Schumpeter had a nice piece this week on 'The magic of good service - Companies hope that “chief customer officers” will provide better service. Yeah, right'. The cynicism is theirs not mine. That said, cynicism about Chief Customer Officers actually improving customer service may be well founded. As the article points out a 2012 study said [...]

The Forbes Mini Main Tent was kicked off by Mike Perlis, CEO of Forbes. Mike focused on how to build a business as strong as the Forbes brand – something with four legs: Keep print business on track Build the digital business for growth Develop brand extensions like conferences and international Become a great technology [...]

I have been going to IBM IMPACT for a couple of years now. This year's event is just around the corner - it starts on Sunday - and I am particularly excited about this one. While it's not the first at which I have spoken, nor the first where there have been sessions on Decision [...]

The folks at IBM Press have asked me to sign copies of "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Business Rules and Predictive Analytics" at IBM's IMPACT event this year. I will be at the bookstore from noon to 1pm on May 1. Bring a copy by to have it signed or buy one at [...]

Jim Harris of the OCDQ Blog (Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality) interviewed me for his OCDQ radio show recently and the podcast is now live - check it out on his blog. In the interview Jim and I discuss the whys and wherefores of Decision Management, the four principles of Decision Management Systems and the three legged [...]

Tad Anderson just wrote a great review of Decision Management Systems, my new book, over on his blog on the SOA World Magazine site. Two of his comments struck me particularly. The first summarized what I consider to be the biggest limiting factor in information systems today: There are not too many systems being created [...]

I am participating in an interactive chat on AllAnalytics on Wednesday November 9th at 11:30 am Pacific/2:30pm Eastern. Beth Schultz and I are going to chat about Decision Management Systems (both the book and the systems themselves), the role of analytics (especially predictive analytics) and more. Why not join us? Go to allanalytics.com/messages.asp?piddl_msgthreadid=243067 to participate [...]

I had no slides for my session but I thought I would post my notes or outline: I have just written a new book called Decision Management Systems about a class of system not widely deployed in organizations. They’re not new systems – I have been talking about them and helping people build them for [...]

I am participating in a Business Agility Radio event on Thursday October 27th at 11:30 am Pacific/2:30pm Eastern (NOTE CHANGED TIME). We're going to talk for 25-30 minutes about my new book; about what we mean when we talk about decision management; where it is best used and where it’s best left alone; how DM [...]

Cross-posted from International Institute for Analytics There was a great article recently in the McKinsey Quarterly - The Second Economy. In it W Brian Arthur discusses the fact that Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible—thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. It's a good article and worth a [...]

I am speaking at Information on Demand (on Decision Management Systems and on a panel) and will be taking time out to sign my new book - Decision Management Systems: A practical guide to using predictive analytics and business rules - on Tuesday October 25 from  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. You'll be able to [...]

My new book - Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics - is officially shipping - you can now order it (rather than pre-order it) at IBMPressbooks.com, at amazon.com or at InformIT. Build Systems That Work Actively to Help You Maximize Growth and Profits Most companies rely on operational systems [...]

Well my new book has shipped to the printers and it should be available in mid-October. The nice folks at IBM Press have set up a 35% discount code TAYLOR4389 and the book is ready for pre-order here on IBM Press. Just go to their site, order the book and enter the code. You can also [...]

Nancy Pearson and David Farrell kicked off the main event. 8,000 people at IBM IMPACT apparently and Nancy introduced the key themes – helping companies optimize for growth and focus on delivering results. The topics are based on a continued focus on getting business and IT to work together (a key theme of Decision Management [...]