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Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and markets because traditional systems are too inflexible, fail to learn and adapt and crucially cannot apply analytics to take advantage of “Big Data.” Decision Management Systems, as I described in my book, are agile, [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.” I will be speaking on BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler, and More Agile Business. The third  is in Denver, CO on March 22nd and the main session starts at 8:30am MT. I will be [...]

An interesting discussion started on twitter this week with @BigBlueMilky saying “Decision Management is so much more that just using business rules” – something I strongly agree with. @JeffreyGoodReq followed up by adding “But you must start with business rules” and, when I disagreed and said you must start with Decisions added “rules = context [...]

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 [...]

Erick Brethenoux, Pierre-Henri Clouin and Asit Dan presented on IBM’s Decision Management approach – a nice chance to see both the Business Analytics and WebSphere bits of IBM talking about the same problem. CEOs consistently tell IBM that volatility, uncertainty and complexity are continuing issues. CIOs with a mandate to transform the business are responding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

My friend Carsten Ziegler, with Thomas Albrecht, has just released a new book on business rules for SAP customers – BRFplus — Business Rule Management for ABAP Applications. I was delighted to provide a foreword to this book as I think BRFplus is a terrific tool for SAP customers, giving them the power of business [...]

Dave Schrader presented on 3 years of Active Enterprise Intelligence progress, giving the same presentation he uses to talk to customers, especially business customers. He has been showing customers that their peers have been adopting Active Enterprise Intelligence (some 146 case studies) and discussing some of the challenges (which are people problems, of course). Active [...]

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 [...]

Book Review – Analytics at Work

I received a pre-release copy of Tom Davenport’s new book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results. The book is a follow-on to Competing on Analytics (reviewed here) and is a shorter, pithier book than its predecessor. Once again Tom collaborates with Jeanne Harris and this time Robert Morison of the Concours group. Where the [...]

New books on JBoss Drools

Syndicated from ebizQ I have recently been a reviewer for Michal Bali’s new book on Drools (Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Developer’s Guide), which will soon be generally available. In the meantime you could check out an example of the style by reading this two part article on Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Flow – Part 1 [...]

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.