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This is an update of an earlier post on Decision Technology Events for October 2011 There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this Fall.  Here’s my list so far: Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspectives 2011, 18-20 September, Phoenix, AZ @BIAPCW I am giving the opening keynote “From Business [...]

[amazonify]0470027215:right[/amazonify][amazonify]0470027215::text::::Business Rules Management and Service-Oriented Architecture by Ian Graeme[/amazonify] This is a fairly technical look at business rules, the technology of a business rules management system and patterns of using them. The book gives a fairly quick overview of SOA and then introduces business rules, both as an approach and as a class of technology. [...]

Predictions for 2009

I just went back to check and found no predictions on the blog for 2008 (so I get a 100% accuracy rating with no errors) so I thought I would make some for 2009. In no particular order then: Cloud computing will impact decision management. There are already at least two decision management vendors offering [...]

Jim Sinur brought up an interesting point today when he blogged IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP have bought Business Rule Technology. What’s up with that? The big players seem to be toying with business rules – there’s plenty of activity but not much understanding or commitment. SAP bought Yasu but until recently did not show [...]

EDM Summit – Day 3 Begins

Day 3 starts early – 8am for the first session. The Expo closed yesterday and today will be just content. Yesterday was an interesting day with lots of discussion among the attendees of the Oracle acquisition of Haley. Here are the blog posts I found for yesterday 2008 Business Rules Forum – Day 1 2008 [...]

Oracle buys Haley

Well after SAP bought YASU and IBM bought ILOG everyone figured Oracle had to move and they did today, buying Haley. Interestingly the announcement seemed focused more on software for government agencies than on rules as part of Oracle’s platform so perhaps there is more to come regarding rules in Fusion. Interesting times.

Mike made an interesting comment in response to my recent post on the future of application development. He said: Are business domain tools necessary to enable a non-trivial development role for businesspeople? Like many good questions the answer is complicated – in a way, both yes and no. I do agree with Mike that a [...]

Paul Haley wrote an interesting piece last week on Adaptive Decision Management. This is a really good piece and I highly recommend it. I do have a couple of things to add, however. While Paul is correct that Fair Isaac did not talk about “decision management” until after the HNC merger, Fair Isaac had a [...]

Paul Haley has done an amazingly thorough job walking through a business rule harvesting example over on his blog. If this is something you either do for a living or are considering, read the post. Where Paul finds the time to write such long, detailed posts I will never know….

Having posted some initial thoughts on RuleBurst’s acquisition of Haley, I was lucky enough to get some time with Peter Still, VP Strategy. Peter and I spent an interesting hour discussing the merger and the combined companies plans so I thought I would share some of my thoughts. The first interesting thing to note is [...]

Heard the news today that RuleBurst (an Australian BRMS vendor) has acquired Haley Systems (a US one). The press release makes a big point of the two companies shared focus on natural language rules and of their contrasting historical markets (Asia/Pacific and Europe v US). I don’t have any more details beyond the publicly announced [...]