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Continuing with presentations at Building Business Capability, Kaiser Permanente and IBM presented on their decision management and cognitive platform for application development innovation. For those of you that don’t know, Kaiser is the Nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan. They do everything from inpatient, to home health, hospitals, hospice, pharmacy, and insurance. 10M+ members, 17,000 doctors and [...]

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 [...]

Sandy Kemsley (of column2.com fame) and I are doing some research into the potential for BPM and Decision Management technology in mobile application development. As part of this research we are gathering information on the use, development and support of mobile applications and we would like your help - we would like you to take our survey: [...]

IBM has made significant investments in the mobile market in recent years. Various acquisitions and internal development efforts have resulted in a portfolio of product and service offerings under the banner of IBM MobileFirst. IBM recently summarized the state of the mobile market and its MobileFirst portfolio for analysts. It's worth noting up front that [...]

I got an update on Red Hat JBoss BRMS recently. I last wrote about them with release 5.2 back in 2011 and JBoss BRMS 5.3 is the current release and includes their support for business rules, business process and event processing (based on the Drools and jBPM open source community projects) with a repository, runtime [...]

Stuart Wells, the CTO of FICO, came up to give the keynote and talk about FICO's big cloud announcements: FICO Cloud-based Decision Management Platform (announcement here) FICO Analytic Cloud (announcement here and sign up here) Customer engagement applications  on this cloud platform announcement here (discussed also in this blog post). Stuart began with a couple of stories. [...]

Pegasystems had good years in 2011 and 2012 they say, with Q4 2012 being particularly strong and good results from their decision management products. They have over 2,000 employees as they go into their 30th year and are targeting $500M this year. Pegasystems maintains its focus on a platform business with a number of specific [...]

I am attending the IBM Big Data Management launch today and will do my best to blog it as it happens. Steve Mills, on video, kicked things off. Steve began by pointing out that the price performance boost of recent years has made a whole new class of use cases reasonable. In particular more data [...]

Steve Mills kicked off the IBM Smarter Analytics Leadership Summit. Business Analytics matter, he says, as shown by the focus of CEOs (8 out of 10 expect complexity to increase, enterprises applying analytics are more successful etc). The need for analytics is pervasive, with every industry seeing a massive expansion in the volume of data [...]

Bosch Software Innovations (the company that emerged from Bosch’s acquisition of Innovations Software Technology with its Visual Rules BRM suite some years ago) acquired inubit last year and has been working to develop an integrated portfolio. The inubit acquisition came after a number of joint projects where customers used both inubit Suite for BPM and [...]

Bill Gassman spoke on the role of Business Intelligence - BI - in process improvement. Bill means "big BI" - everything to do with intelligence about your business, the discipline of BI and analytics, not just a "BI" product. The road to intelligent operations he says has "haves" and "have nots" - some have BI [...]

I recently got a briefing from Information Builders, an independent business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information integration/management (EIM) vendor founded in 1975. They sell their BI and EIM solutions separately, though they are increasingly selling these solutions together. They have 1,350 employees and 12,000 customer sites as well as a strong OEM portfolio. They find [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ I got another comment on an old article of mine that is linked to a popular programming site - Don't soft-code, use business rules. This remains my most commented post and the new comment basically repeats some of the arguments made before - that making a change to code is only hard/time [...]

The nice folks over at IDC let me take a look at IDC - Worldwide Application Development and Deployment: 2010 Predictions. I have a somewhat narrow focus (Decision Management) so only two are really in my zone. First, #10: 10. Decisioning Products Will Be Unified to Deliver a Decision Management Platform This is obviously right [...]

First Look – Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave Software is a company I know through their acquisition of Visual Numerics (VNI) (first reviewed here). Owned by Battery Ventures, Rogue Wave operates independently and is profitable. Their objective is to create scale in the development tool and embeddable component space focusing on high-performance computing – both in the traditional HPC environments and [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ John Reynolds had an interesting post a little while back where he shared some thoughts on Perfect development tools. His emphasis was on support for things like iterative and test-driven development but it seems to me that there is also a need to move application development beyond code. While developers do need [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Phil Murphey, over at Forrester, had a post on  Apps Modernization - What are Your Top Priorities in 2010/11? that reminded me I wanted to write about modernization a little before the year got too far advanced. As Phil says the coming years are going to be really interesting: Leading edge technologies [...]

Wolf Frameworks is a USA/India PaaS company started in 2006 as a pure play cloud computing platform. They have a front end (AJAX) using XML to communicate to a .NET backend on C#. They have about 3,000 plus people designing software using the platform and have about 13 plus solution providers covering 7 countries. They [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Sharon Machlis had a great piece over on Computerworld titled Opinion: I've looked at code from both sides now on her experience of being a developer on a project where she was usually a user. It's an interesting experience that she describes and I was struck particularly by a couple of comments. [...]

Removing decisioning from the SDLC

Syndicated from ebizQ My friends at IDIOM had a great tweet today - @Intelligentform said: #Decisioning objective:nothing less than the removal of decision management from the SDLC - automated decisions should be managed as content I retweeted it (I'm @jamet123) but I thought it warranted a longer blog post about why this is a good [...]