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I got an overview of JBoss’s new intelligent, integrated enterprise approach as well some of their new product announcements. They are adding new data services, BPEL support, productizing their event/rules combination and adding some new connectivity elements. The world has obviously changed in the last few years. The fully automated processes of the past, JBoss [...]

IBM is announcing a new product and product positioning today. With the tag line “Turning Automated Decision Management into Real-time Operational Advantage” they have announced WebSphere Operational Decision Management. This new product is an evolution of the market-leading business rules management system, WebSphere ILOG JRules BRMS, united with IBM’s WebSphere Business Events. It brings business [...]

John Rymer and Mike Gualtieri of Forrester have published two interesting new reports on business rules – The Future Of Business Rules Platforms and Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms 2011. The first of these is a short piece emphasizing the growing role of business rules management systems in event processing and in Decision Management. The [...]

There’s a great article over on IBM’s Good Decisions blog called “What’s Decision Management got to do with Business Process Management?” The article lays out a nice scenario for Decision Management and differentiates between business event processing, business rules management, analytics and business process management. It is definitely worth a read. There are a couple [...]

Bill Gassman spoke on the role of Business Intelligence – BI – in process improvement. Bill means “big BI” – everything to do with intelligence about your business, the discipline of BI and analytics, not just a “BI” product. The road to intelligent operations he says has “haves” and “have nots” – some have BI [...]

Roy Schulte of Gartner gave a rapid fire session on business rules. Business rules he says can be used in multiple ways in a Business Process Management context. It can be used to make applications smarter and more flexible by externalizing rules. You can also use them to control process flow. And you can use [...]

I recently got a briefing from Information Builders, an independent business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information integration/management (EIM) vendor founded in 1975. They sell their BI and EIM solutions separately, though they are increasingly selling these solutions together. They have 1,350 employees and 12,000 customer sites as well as a strong OEM portfolio. They find [...]

As companies move to this more changeable, uncertain world that requires a coordinate extended enterprise, it is essential to manage decisions as well as processes – not by using process management to manage decisions but by managing decisions alongside processes. These operational decisions – micro decisions – are the front line in driving business agility [...]

CEP and Decision Management

Paul Vincent of Tibco presented to the OMG Decision Modeling Notation day on the impact of event processing and real-time event handling on decision management. In particular the increasing need for true real-time, almost snap decisions. Tibco sees demand for these kinds of decisions across banking and trading, supply chains, telecommunications and more. Paul used [...]

Warning, long post follows – SAS has a lot of products and even this summary was a lot. A big session on the product portfolio – 2010 and 2011 highlights in some specific focus areas. New releases in 2010 included: Customer Link Analytics – released in Q1 this product focused on using links between customers [...]

SAP Run Better Tour Keynote

Running smarter is the key theme of the BI 4/EIM4 launch (though the online event is apparently not running at all, let alone running smarter). The launch of the two together – Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management –is deliberate on SAP’s part. Information is power and being able to discover, integrate, cleanse and use [...]

I was presenting this week to a company that asked what trends I saw in business rules. I had my ow thoughts but I also reached out to some other experience business rules implementers. Here’s what we came up with: A broader context for business rules Business rules are increasingly adopted as part of a [...]

Mike Hoskins talked about event capture and analytics, or the transition from data acquisition to meaningful knowledge – how to build data pipelines from client data to meaningful insight at a Business Service Provider (BSP or SaaS data processor).  BSPs have an interesting challenge  – they provide a service in the cloud but they have [...]

Right Time Business Optimization

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective Mike Ferguson presented on Right Time Business Optimization using on-demand and event-driven analytics at the Teradata Partners conference. Business optimization, Mike says, is about continuously knowing what is the best action to take and when to take it in every business process to dynamically keep a business running optimally while [...]

I am giving a webinar on “Building Responsive Enterprises – One Decision at a Time” with Progress Software this week. I will discuss how decision management improves business performance by identifying the key decisions that drive value in your business. I will discuss: The responsive enterprise The need for decisions Business rules and business alignment [...]

There have been a number of twitter conversations around the recent SAP/Sybase news that make me want to write more than 140 characters in response. These fall into three main categories: Does the announcement have an impact on those considering decision management strategies What, exactly, do mobile workers need and does Sybase deliver this for [...]

The nice folks over at IDC let me take a look at IDC – Worldwide Application Development and Deployment: 2010 Predictions. I have a somewhat narrow focus (Decision Management) so only two are really in my zone. First, #10: 10. Decisioning Products Will Be Unified to Deliver a Decision Management Platform This is obviously right [...]

Stephen Brobst, Teradata’s CTO, took open Q&A. What’s the business and architectural impact of the temporal (and spatial) extensions in 13.10? Most Teradata customers are doing temporal things but implementing manually today using things like effective date columns. This is hard work and the new feature makes it easier to manage, more accessible to customers [...]

Progress Software and Savvion

I got a briefing from my friends at Savvion and their new colleagues at Progress Software (Savvion is being acquired by Progress). Progress has been positioning itself around operational responsiveness – responding to opportunities and threats in real time, to what’s happening right now: What are competitors doing right now and can we adjust pricing, [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ My buddy Claye Greene, Principal Consultant at Technology Blue (a Decision Management Solutions partner) wrote a great little article on Decisions and Complex Event Processing that I highly recommend. Like Claye I think Event Processing and Decision Management are highlly complementary and Claye sums it up nicely in his article: To maximize [...]