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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 [...]

Almost Intellectual Systems

Well it finally happened – Neil and I became internationally published authors! Check out this link and what you see is a Russian version of Smart (Enough) Systems, the book on Decision Management we published a little while back. If any of my readers are Russian speakers and get hold of a copy in the [...]

Book Review by Ade McCormack

Ade McCormack, author of The IT Value Stack (reviewed previously) and columnist at the FT in England, just reviewed the book for this blog. You can read his review of Smart (Enough) Systems over on his blog.

Neil and I wrote a column introducing enterprise decision management (EDM) for Teradata Magazine recently and you can find it here.

The folks at Intalio invited us to speak at their user conference June 17-18. We are presenting on Applying Decision Management to Make Processes Smarter, Simpler and More Agile on the first day. We would love to see you there so drop by and say hello if you are attending. Also we have a discount [...]

Rich Lechner of IBM came next, talking about the new enterprise and it’s new enterprise data center. Supporting business innovation is impacted, he said, by three things: Globalization The change from an exporter to a multi-country set of counties to a truly globally integrated enterprise – tapping into new talent pools around the world. Rising [...]

Tony, over on the Decision Support Analytics blog, is running an interesting competition and the prizes have just improved – Neil and I offered a signed copy of our book to add to his list of potential prizes. You can check out the details here. I plan to write a couple of entries soon and [...]

Two of Gartner’s smartest analysts – Kurt Schlegel and Gareth Herschel (shameless plug) – just published an excellent little paper called “Business Intelligence and Decision Making“. This paper was one of Gartner’s Strategic Planning Assumptions and the (free) summary says: A subset of organizations that seek a competitive advantage will evolve the primary role of [...]

The current issue of BPM Strategies magazine has a Q&A on decision management – check out the online version of the magazine (members of the BPM Institute only).

CS TechCast is a podcast series released every Monday hosted by Eric Johnson, Eric Beehler, and Josh Jones. Each week they discuss the latest Information Technology trends and news, and bring you interviews with key members of the IT Community. This week they included a nice little interview with me and Neil about Smart (enough) [...]