James Taylor: November 2008 Archives

Paul Vincent wrote a nice article on production rules over on the Tibco CEP blog and you should check it out if you were following last week's posts on event processing and decisioning (this one and this one and this... Read More..
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"If we don't get from IT (Information Technology) to BT (Business Technology) we're going to have more disasters like our present mortgage meltdown. Why? Because IT creates impenetrable systems that human beings can't manage. BT is about human beings back... Read More..
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"If we don't get from IT (Information Technology) to BT (Business Technology) we're going to have more disasters like our present mortgage meltdown. Why? Because IT creates impenetrable systems that human beings can't manage. BT is about human beings back... Read More..
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David Chassells had an interesting article last week called BPM and SOA: Where IT Is Going if Real People Take It There In which he quotes George Colony (founder of Forrester Research):"If we don't get from IT (Information Technology) to... Read More..
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After my posts on event processing (this one and this one), Opher posted a thoughtful response in which he asked a question about decisions tied to events and decisions not tied to events. What I mean here is that there... Read More..
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Marco wrote a nice response to my blog post on rules in CEP where he introduced the idea of activation rules distinguished from decision rules. I can't decide if I like the name "activation rules" - I think event rules... Read More..
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Marco posted on CEP (Complex Event Processing) and GPS (Global Positioning System) recently and his examples really show the difference, to me, between event rules and decision management. He listed some great examples of rules that belong in your event... Read More..
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Tony Scott, Microsoft Chief Information Officer,was interviewed last week in The Role of Technology in an Uncertain Economy. It was an interesting interview in which he made a couple of comments about business intelligence.Software innovations are providing new ways to... Read More..
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Wrapping up my responses to John Schmidt's post on Customer Centricity with a discussion of Mass Customization. John describes this as managing trade-offs and building sophisticated models to customize your response to each and every customer based on their value... Read More..
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Continuing my responses to John Schmidt's post on Customer Centricity with a discussion of Process Integration. John describes this as focusing on cross-channel integration using Enterprise Service Bus/SOA technologies to bring data to the point of interaction. Decision management, of... Read More..
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John Schmidt over on the Informatica blog had a great post on Customer Centricity that gave me a theme for three posts this week. He identified three approaches, each one of which I want to map to decision management. First... 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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