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Neil Raden of Hired Brains recently published a new report – “BI is Dead! Long Live BI! Making the Transition From Data to Decisions“. Neil and I go back a ways – he and I wrote Smart Enough Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions, the first book on Decision Management, back [...]

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective Some time ago Neil Raden and I did some research on analytics. It was clear as we did this that there were two main threads of analytic use in companies – risk analytics and opportunity analytics. I blogged before on the use of analytics to manage risk one risk at [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork My co-author on Smart (Enough) Systems, Neil Raden, has written a great white paper on in-database analytics that is available from Sybase – Analytics from the start. This paper introduces the key concepts, discusses some of the key issues (our book contains more tips in this area) and describes some strong case [...]

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 [...]

Neil Raden and I helped write an article for Teradata Magazine – Prepare for impact – and you can find it online as part of Teradata Magazine Online. The article came out of some research on decisioning technology that Neil and I did together. You can download it from Teradata or from Decision Management Solutions.

Neil Raden of Hired Brains and I have just published a new report on the Technology for Operational Decision Making. You can get the executive summary from my company site or register and download the full report. The report will also be available from the sponsors – without whom the report would not have happened. [...]

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 [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork It can sometimes be lonely being a proponent of a big new idea like decision management. It is delightful, then, when you find out that you are less alone than you expected. Last week I came across a couple of white papers from Ventana Research – Extending BI to Support Operational Decision [...]

Tom Davenport had an interesting post for 2009 – The Year Ahead: Make Better Decisions – and it prompted me to highlight a couple of things you should definitely be planning to do in 2009. Make a list of the key decisions that drive your business Conduct a decision audit, or hire me to, so [...]

I thought I would wrap up with some closing thoughts for the week: Lots of discussion of the importance of data – understanding it, integrating it, cleaning it and making the same data available to those reporting on it, doing analytics with it and running operational systems. Interesting times in the rules market with recent [...]

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 [...]

Next week Neil and I will be at the EDM Summit/Business Rules Forum the whole week so say hi if you are there and look for posts from the show.

Last chance for the EDM Summit

There are only 12 Days Left to register for the first Enterprise Decision Management Summit so get off your butt and register! Neil and I Co-Chairs and readers of the blog can get a discount. We are presenting twice – A Pre-Conference Tutorial Succeeding as a Decision-Centric Organization and a Keynote Competing on Decisions. Because [...]

Great event, nice little discount

There is a great conference coming up October 26-30 – not only are Neil and I Co-Chairs but readers of the blog can get a discount. We are presenting twice – A Pre-Conference Tutorial Succeeding as a Decision-Centric Organization and a Keynote Competing on Decisions. Because of this you can get a special $100 Conference [...]

Neil has a new speaking gig – he is going to be speaking at Brainstorm San Francisco on “Applying Decision Management to Make Process Simpler, Smarter and More Agile”, October 1st in the morning. You can find the agenda here and register here.

Neil Raden, Co-Founder here at Smart (enough) Systems, is joining John Russell, Chief Scientist of   expressor software on June 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. ET Here’s the blurb: Today’s data integration (DI) tools claim to offer significant benefits in implementation and ongoing support. However, design and specification consume much of the effort in a [...]

Neil and I are going to be speaking (on Applying Decision Management to Make Processes Smarter, Simpler and More Agile) at the Intalio User Conference on June 17th and the nice folks at Intalio have decided that everyone who attends deserves a copy of the book. While I am sure that all the attendees are [...]

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 [...]

Neil and I recently contributed a chapter to the 2008 BPM and Workflow Handbook and they just sent out a pre-release discount: Human-centric business process management (BPM) has become the product and service differentiator. The topic now captures substantial mindshare and market share in the human-centric BPM space as leading vendors have strengthened their human-centric [...]

Neil’s two blog posts on BI and technology rated highly again – the second one getting more traffic from Intelligent Enterprise readers than any other posts. Check them out: Technology Is Not the Driver of BI Adoption BI and Technology: Part II