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Last day of blogging from Building Business Capability and the first topic is modern business architecture with Gagan Saxena, VP of consulting at Decision Management Solutions, and Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs. The presentation is focused on a new approach to business architecture to address problems in the legacy approaches - one that connects business at rest to business [...]

I am giving a presentation on Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente with David Herring at this year's Building Business Capability conference. Well drafted guidelines help new users learn best practices, identify useful patterns and help enforce good governance. However, good guidelines are hard to develop and expensive as they involve significant investment from [...]

Randy Lea came back on o talk about Teradata Aster. He started by re-emphasizing what he sees as the value of big data and big data management. Teradata, he says, has a strong infrastructure for acquisition, integration and access to data. Adding Big Data into this environment is about allowing data to be landed quickly [...]

Check out this article - Business leaders need Rs not Vs: The 5 Rs of Big Data. I met Merritt,the author, at the TDWI Solution Summit on Advanced Analytics this spring. In the post, and in his subsequent work, he makes some great points. I really like his 5Rs and think they illustrate the power of [...]

Last breakout session at the IBM Big Data and Analytics day in on the Internet of Things and Predictive Asset Maintenance. The IoT is creating new opportunities in all sorts of industries from route optimization to border control, power management in buildings to managing ATM infrastructure. Increasingly organizations want to respond in real-time to things being detected [...]

Fred Balboni came up next. Fred, of course, was early in IBM's Business Analytics and Optimization service line with its unique focus on analytics. This service line has grown to 9,000 consultants and has conducted thousands of - 30,000 - analytics engagements. Fred began with a little history. ERP, he says, took about 20 years [...]

Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD) is Oracle’s core Decision Management product and I have reviewed it before (see this First Look – Oracle RTD 3 and this one on the Oracle RTD Roadmap plus I have written a detailed Oracle RTD product review). With the release of “Oracle RTD Base Application Release 3.1” in May 2011 Oracle [...]

The BPM Scenario

Janelle Hill talked about the BPM Scenario and the role of BPM in creating intelligent operations. She had three things to cover - why is BPM more important than ever, business optimization and where to go next. First, she reminded us of some key elements of BPM from Gartner's perspective: BPM involves a focus on [...]

Michael Rasmussen had a great post recently - Hordes of Policies Scattered Across the Organization - in which he had a great list of the challenges with risk management policies. Now Michael's view of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) is a little different than mine but he is spot on with this list of issues. [...]

The KPI Decision Model

Barb von Halle and Larry Goldberg from KPI and one of their clients presented to the Object Management Group session on the KPI Decision Model (Barb recorded a webinar on the Decision Model for me some time back). KPI has been working on the Decision Model for some time and published a book on this [...]

At the core of the Top 10 Imperatives for Insurers is putting the data to work - across channels, in day-to-day operations, in customer interactions and more.  Putting data to work means leveraging the historical data you have about your operations, performance and policy holders to systematically increase the value of your corporate decision assets. [...]

I was reading this article on Have you tested your strategy lately? in the McKinsey Quarterly and I was struck by test 10: Have you translated your strategy into an action plan? This struck me because one of the most persistent problems I see in corporate strategy is what I call the "make it so" [...]

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective I often tell companies and other organizations that they should treat decisions and decision making as assets. In Smart (Enough) Systems, the book I wrote with Neil Raden, we said Operational Decision Making as a Corporate Asset If operational decisions must be made well for your organization to deliver on [...]

A decisioning elevator pitch

Syndicated from ebizQ So you're the CIO of a Fortune 500 company and you step into an elevator with your CEO. He asks why the board should approve your seven figure Decision Management budget request. What's your "elevator pitch" for decisioning? Is it that decisioning can change the basic assumptions of your business - decoupling [...]

Optimization is one of the core technologies for Decision Management and an increasingly important one as the technology grows to handle more operational problems. Dynadec is one of the new players in this space and has what it regards as a game-changing optimization platform (Comet). Their intent is not simply to provide a new optimization [...]

Jim Johnson of IBM gave IBM's point of view on quality lifecycle management. Jim works in Global Services and works with auto and truck manufacturers. IBM's research shows: That warranty reserves accrue at between 1% and 3% of sales and this is continuing to increase. Detection to correction cycles average over 100 days and can [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork In a recent piece Data Strategy Journal - DATA: YOUR ULTIMATE ASSET Thomas Redman had a nice intro on the value of data: An exercise popular in many training courses goes something like this. The class is asked to imagine a fine antique French desk, recently purchased for $20,000. Atop the desk [...]