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Last week, Silicon Valley research firm Aragon Research cited Decision Management Solutions as a visual and business-friendly extension to digital business platforms and named us a 2017 Hot Vendor in Digital Business Platforms. We're delighted about this and feel pretty strongly that this validates our vision of a federated digital decisioning platform as an essential ingredient [...]

Continuing in the analyst program at IBM World of Watson we got an update on the evolution of IBM's Cloud Platform from Bill Karpovich. Cloud, he says, is strategic. Vendors must disrupt with cloud or be disrupted by it. Over the last few years, cloud has evolved from efficient public cloud infrastructure to new applications [...]

Continuing in the analyst program at IBM's World of Watson event with Beth Smith, GM Offerings and Technology for IBM Watson, introducing some Watson elements for Conversation - one of the four C's of Watson (Cloud, Content, Compute and Conversation). Watson, at its core, is about finding knowledge in noisy data at enormous scale. Watson listens to [...]

SAS is making a big push around cloud. They want to provide a cloud enabled platform, manage their existing SAS Applications in the cloud, build new applications in the cloud and create a cloud app store for their customers. They want to ensure that all the business analytics solutions based on SAS - whether SAS [...]

First Look – Netuitive

Netuitive provides predictive analytics for IT. Based in Reston VA and founded in 2002 they have over 50large enterprise customers and 300 more through OEMs. Their solution is designed to prevent degradations and outages to critical applications and services by providing an intelligence layer on top of existing monitoring systems. Companies use the software for [...]

Teradata in the cloud

Dan Graham and Mike Riordan presented on Teradata's cloud strategy. They began with a quick reminder that a cloud involves on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity and pay per use. Teradata is currently testing and developing for clouds and virtualization - Teradata Express. They are working with amazon.com's web services team for [...]

First session is Doug Neal from CSC on "New Aspirations for BPM - Green and Global". Doug took us back to 2001 when BPM was new and reminded us that the driver was a need for change (that could not be supported by the ERP systems of the time). How we manage change has evolved [...]

Marta Foster from Proctor and Gamble gave this presentation. Marta has been at P&G for 30 years and is now in charge of their IT operations. P&G is well known and is the largest consumer products company in the world with over $80B in sales. They have 138,000 employees, 200 brands in 160 countries and [...]

A collections session next with folks from Adeptra, Fair Isaac and GE Money talking about GE's vision for virtual collections. The collections environment is extremely bad this year with massive growth in the need for collection agents. Delinquencies are up, problems are up, consumers are stressed. Scores are worsening (credit profiles are worse), payments are [...]

Next up is a business session on the impact of technology on business. The good news is that the IBM wireless is working in this room and I have managed to find a power outlet (though not without moving a chair and sitting under the loudspeakers). Mark Chapman of IBM's Business Services Strategy group introduced [...]