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The white paper of the week this week is Smarter Systems for an Uncertain World In an increasingly uncertain world, businesses require agility more than ever. But no organization can be more agile than its systems. Decision Management transforms your hard-to-change IT applications into action–oriented, flexible, predictive, smarter systems that learn and adapt. This introductory paper outlines [...]

While at IBM IMPACT this year I was interviewed about Decision Management, Mobile and more. Check out the video below: If you want to access the white papers I mention you can find them on decisionmanagementsolutions.com/white-papers.

I have been following the Data 2.0 Summit folks recently – the Third Annual Data 2.0 Summit 2013 in San Francisco is a one-day conference and speakers include Anthony Goldbloom, CEO of Kaggle, who is always worth listening to and you can get 20% off your Data 2.0 Summit pass by clicking this link. Anyway, the theme this year is that [...]

An article on electronic medical records in the New York Times caught my eye recently. In this article was the comment: Computerized patient records are unlikely to cut health care costs and may actually encourage doctors to order expensive tests more often, a study published on Monday concludes. Now I don’t know specifically what about [...]

This post originally appeared as an article in my company‘s newsletter Decision Management News (sign up here). Business Process, Business Rules, Business Intelligence – the three “B’s” that drive much of today’s IT investment. Often considered separate domains and separate sets of technologies, each B has its own center of excellence, its own methodology, its [...]

Randy Heffner had a post late last year that I just got to – Business 2011 Gets Faster; Business Rules And SOA Policy Get More Important. Randy makes the key point that while the pace of change means you cannot afford to lock up your business logic in traditional code, you also can’t just let [...]

I presented at the Drools bootcamp today – Smarter systems for uncertain times. Check out the slides below and the whitepaper on my company site. Smarter systems for uncertain times View more presentations from Decision Management Solutions.

Jeff Jonas of IBM had a great post on Some Organizations Will Be Smarter-er Than Others recently in which he discussed his “obsession with real-time sensemaking systems”. Now I like the phrase and, in the context of real-life, it is clear what it means. But for a business, what does it mean? Well sometimes it [...]

New article on smarter systems

My latest column on BR Community has been published – “Smarter Systems:  Action-oriented, Flexible, Predictive, Learning,” Business Rules Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Feb. 2010), URL:  http://www.BRCommunity.com/a2010/b524.html Enjoy

Smart systems in business

Syndicated from ebizQ K. Mani Chandy is one of my fellow bloggers on ebizQ and his first post had a title that caught my eye – Smart Systems in Business: A Biological Metaphor. Given my focus on decisions to make smarter systems (or, as Neil and I put it in our book, Smart (Enough) Systems) [...]

Some new white papers

I have added a couple of new white papers to my company site – check out the decisioning white papers page where you can register and download them. The first is called “Smarter Systems for An Uncertain World” and is similar in concept to the keynote I gave at the Business Rules Forum: In an [...]

I gave a keynote at the Business Rules Forum today on Smarter systems for uncertain times.  I gave the presentation without slides and had planned to use my notes as a post but, as the notes ran to 5,000 words, I have decided to write a white paper based on them instead! To keep you [...]

I am the chair of the Summit and I am going to give … A Keynote on Smarter Systems for Uncertain Times A Tutorial on Maximizing the ROI of a Business Rules Investment with Decision Management A Special Talk on Performance Management and Agility The Early Bird rate for the Summit has been extended one [...]

The Business Rules Forum/Enterprise Decision Management Summit in Las Vegas offers the most complete set of talks on business rules as well as some great sessions on rules in the context of BPM, adding analytics and focusing on decisions. I am giving a keynote on smarter systems for uncertain times, chairing the decision management track [...]

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 [...]

Well here we are at another IMPACT. The event has 5,000+ attendees. Keynotes begin with some humor from Billy Crystal. Steve Mills got the serious section kicked of by reminding us that technology is so pervasive it is easy to forget what we rely on it for. Billions of transistors, billions of people connected to [...]

IBM and ILOG for a smarter planet

One of IBM’s big initiatives is their focus on a smarter planet. One of the ways IBM could really use ILOG is to make the construction of smarter systems (or smart (enough) systems) easier and faster. To illustrate what I mean I took some quotes from Sam Palmisano’s Smarter Planet speech our world is becoming [...]

Mr Obama, smarten these systems!

Like millions of my fellow Americans I listened to our new President today. As I did I was struck by the opportunities for decision management to deliver the smarter systems that will be critical with some of the priorities President Obama laid out in his speech. There were four commitments he made that struck me [...]

Steve Cranford of PwC wrote an interesting piece called Bringing Order to Chaos (brought to my attention by Alan over at Tibco) that made me think. Steve’s focus is on the next software suite for enterprises (something he calls an Intelligent Business Performance Platform) consisting of business intelligence, business process and business rules. Reading this [...]

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