James Taylor: February 2007 Archives

We just completed a little informal survey on Intelligent Enterprise and found the following: “Data warehousing� is the most commonly used business intelligence capability with more operational and insight-oriented capabilities showing much lower penetration. Only a third could make policy... Read More..
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In Europe this week

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I am in Europe this week and blogging from Fair Isaac's InterACT conference over on my other blog. I will try and post some things here but I might not make it.... Read More..
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Joe McKendrick had another interesting piece today - Another view: clear IT ‘clutter’ before thinking about SOA. This made me think about the challenges of legacy modernization again and in particular the need to expose just some functions from legacy... Read More..
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Ian, the other blogger over on www.edmblog.com, sent me this little snippet today: 68 percent - Proportion of the IT budget that average North American companies used to support existing software and hardware in 2006, according to Gartner. About 19... Read More..
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An piece by David Marco in DM Review this month caught my eye - Metadata Management & Enterprise Architecture: SOAs and Metadata Management, Part 2. Here's a graphic he uses, reproduced from DM Review: Now I have to take issue... Read More..
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eBizQ just posted a podcast (a roundtable) on "Fearless BPM Predictions for 2007," (MP3 link)on their BPM In Action site with ebizQ's Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Book and featuring yours truly as well as bloggers Michael Dortch, Sandy Kemsley, Keith Harrison-Broninski, Kiram... Read More..
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More on rules and BPM

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Tom Debevoise is continuing his discussion of rules and BPM (see this post) today with an interesting analogy - that business rules overcome the deficiencies in data modeling and process modeling the deficiencies in CRUD software. I think the use... Read More..
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I saw this Forrester piece on CIOs: Attack Weak Application Maintenance Processes That Stifle IT Productivity by Phil Murphy. He makes the great point that systems were built as if they would never have to change (instead of being built... Read More..
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Tom Debevoise, author of "Business Process Management With a Business Rules Approach", wrote a nice piece for the BPM Institute today - Converging BPM and Business Rules Maturity Models. Tom makes some great points about the parallel nature of maturity... Read More..
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In the current issue of DM Review's electronic edition is an article titled "Predictive Analytics' Killer App - Retaining New Customers" by Eric Siegel. It's a really nice overview of how to use predictive analytics to improve your customer retention,... Read More..
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New blog layout

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As some of you may have noticed I have upgraded the layout of the blog (with help from my friends at ebizQ). Hopefully you can find the search and subscribe features more easily as these are now right at the... Read More..
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Great article on BI 2.0

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Neil Raden has written a great piece over on Intelligent Enterprise about BI 2.0. I blogged about this area before a few times - when I wrote about intelligent business processes, about BI 2.0 but I particularly liked Neil's comment:... Read More..
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BPM, BI and decisioning

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Ismael posted this week on Where BPM and BI intersect. It's a nice post with some good points on which I wanted to expand. Firstly Ismael mentions BI as a way to understand your Business Activity Monitoring environment better. I... 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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