Navigating the Hype to Find Real Business Value

Gartner recently released their latest set of Hype Cycle reports that cover a wide range of technology trends and where they sit on the road from trigger to productivity. These reports are a great way to get an early preview...

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All in the family not yet at the table: Building Business Capability (BBC) conference missed the opportunity to bring together Analytics and Rules

While this year’s Business Rules Forum conference broadened its scope to a more comprehensive “business agility” focus (and formally added the Business Process Forum to the mix), it came up short by failing to properly integrate Analytics. Sure, the Predictive...

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The New Face of Uncertainty

-- Posted by Carole-Ann I have been quite busy in the past few weeks briefing industry analysts on the discipline of Decision Modeling and Optimization. We learn decision modeling at school of course but it seems quite under-exploited in the...

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BPM Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann What a busy new year in the BPM space! Not too long ago IBM acquired Lombardi. This is quite an event as Lombardi was seen as one of the most advanced, most innovative vendor in the...

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Show Season for BRMS and Decision Management

-- Posted by Carole-Ann We are all getting ready for a lot more traveling this end of year. Although I don't like being away from the kids that much, I do like the opportunity to meet customers and other BRMS...

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CEP a Predictive Modeling facility? Myth!

-- Posted by Carole-Ann Despite my efforts to simplify the Decision Management picture, especially as it relates to CEP, BRMS and BPM, it seems that the CEP buzzword turned into an omnipotent ruler of the Decision Management world, at least...

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An attempt at demystifying CEP, BPM and BRMS

-- Posted by Carole-Ann The more I read on Complex Event processing (CEP), the more I believe that people are confused or people are trying to confuse end users. It reminds me of the Business Process Management (BPM) / Business...

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More Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann We were all waiting for Oracle to respond to the IBM acquisition of Ilog. Here it is. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/081029/aqw128.html With the Haley acquisition, Oracle joins the BRMS party. Oddly enough, they went for one of the smaller...

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Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann IBM has announced their intention to buy ILOG. This is quite interesting for the BRMS market. Let me make a couple of comments on how this may change the dynamics. After SAP acquired YASU last year,...

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Enterprise Decision Management and the future of application development

(Posed by guest blogger, James Taylor) I read an interesting paper by Joseph Feiman of Gartner today - Prepare for a Paradigm Shift to Automated Application Development. This is described as "maverick" research but I thought it was pretty compelling....

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