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Jim Sinur on the topic of business rules management – BRM – and its role as the misunderstood partner for process.  Jim argues you cannot survive, much less thrive, if you do not know your business rules. In particular, you must pull out and make explicit the 30% ff your most volatile rules. These rules [...]

Dynamic BPM and agility

Jim Sinur presented on how companies are preparing for change and using agility as an advantage. Not just as a technology option but as a requirement for transformation. In some sectors this ability to do dynamic BPM is becoming a competitive weapon. Key issues: how will BPM become more dynamic what impact will SOA, web, [...]

There has been a lot of twittering between some of my colleagues (@CMatignon, @mgualtieri, @johnrrymer, @NeilRaden) around rules, decisioning and CEP. As such I thought I would write a quick blog post on the topic as it seems to me that the reason for confusion and for some of the back and forth I see [...]

First Look – Vitria M3O

I got an update on Vitria for the first time in a few years a little while back. Vitria started back in 1994 with Enterprise Application Integration capabilities and has added Business Process Management, Business Activity Monitoring and ultimately Business Event Management/Complex Event Processing functionality over the last few years. They are using “Operational Intelligence” [...]

Sandy Carter, Tom Rosamilia and Steve Mills led a press conference on their key announcements. IBM feels strongly that it has really got the experience you need for BPM and SOA. For their Dynamic Business Process and Models they have 5,000+ engagements and are #1 in BPM market share according to Gartner. They have research [...]

Last month Mike Gualtieri and Charles Brett published “Must You Choose Between Business Rules And Complex Event Processing Platforms?” In this they ask and answer a question that has come up a fair bit recently: How can you choose between investing in a business rules platform and a complex event processing (CEP) platform? The answer [...]

Mobile Agent Technologies ( www.agentos.net) is an early stage start-up offering an integrated platform for decision automation- Einstein Enterprise. This combines and integrates various technologies typically sold separately, like business rules and analytics, and is intended as a horizontal product for the automation and management of decisions. Einstein Enterprise is Java-based and combines open source [...]

There has been another flurry of posts around event processing and event management recently. IBM recently announced Business Event Management about which the architect guy had this feedback, Carole-Ann posted An attempt at demystifying CEP, BPM and BRMS and Eric Roch replied with EDA, CEP, BPM, BRMS and SOA. This is also a topic on [...]

I have been doing some presenting on decision services recently – to SAI in Belgium and at the SOA Symposium – and my old friend Paul Vincent posted about a discussion he and I have been having about the relevance of decision services in an event-driven architecture or Complex Event Processing scenario. Paul makes the [...]

An old colleague asked me to explain a little about the difference between Complex Event Processing or CEP and decision management. In particular he referenced a recent series of articles by James Kobelius in which the last one (titled Really Happy in Real Time) discussed how “Complex event processing empowers the contact center to manage [...]

Last session of the day (also blogged on paper) was Charles Brett on Why Events Matter To The Business and what this means for application development professionals. I heard Charles talk on a similar subject at the IBM IMPACT event –Live from IMPACT – Business Event Processing. While many more business and IT people are [...]

Ed Lynch, from the AptSoft acquisition, was on next for me talking about using Business Event Processing for an agile business response. This was interesting given IBM’s recent announcements on business event processing. Charles Brett from Forrester began with an overview of Event Processing. Charles, like many, assumed that event processing was a narrowly focused [...]

John Trigg over on the Apama blog had a post today – The Opportunity for Business Intelligence: Is it Evolution or Revolution? – that made me think about Complex Event Processing(CEP) and Decision Mangement. Many of the posts I see about CEP, like John’s, are trying to compare CEP with BI and so-called Operational BI [...]