July 2009 Archives

Following on from yesterday's post on analytics, let's talk about predictive analytics. Another phrase I picked up while working at FICO was this one: Predictive analytics turn uncertainty about the future into usable probability Again, I don't know if the... Read More..
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With IBM's announcement this week that it was acquiring SPSS I have been talking to a lot of folks about analytics. Analytics is one of those topics that is often on the edge of what IT people know so I... Read More..
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Michael Cote of Redmonk had a nice piece on over on his People over Process blog. He made a series of great points about the risk of business and IT people not being aligned - risks to the business and... Read More..
Paul Brasch wrote a nice piece on Is the Speed of Decision Making Accelerating. He concludes, and I agree, that it is in fact doing so - the need to decide while customers are on the phone or on the... Read More..
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New books on Drools

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I have recently been a reviewer for Michal Bali's new book on Drools (Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Developer's Guide), which will soon be generally available. In the meantime you could check out an example of the style by reading this... Read More..
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Mike Gualtieri is always interesting over at the Forrester Blog For Application Development & Program Management Professionals. This week he has a post called Do Application Developers Need To Change Their Ways? In the post he asks developers to look... Read More..
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Jeff Attwood had a great post over on Coding Horror - All Abstractions Are Failed Abstractions in which he discussed a Joel Spolsky article in which that states All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky. At some level, of... Read More..
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James Taylor blogs about decision-management technologies such as predictive analytics and business rules, discussing how they deliver agility, improve business processes and bring intelligent automation to SOA.

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James Taylor blogs on decision management for ebizQ, and is an independent consultant on decision management, predictive analytics, business rules, and related topics.

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