Business Rules: May 2006 Archives

This Application Development Strategies White Paper (registration required) published by Butler Group about a year ago came by my desk the other day. Three issues caught my eye as they seemed to be related to the use of decision technologies:... Read More..
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I was reading Ron Ross' book Principles of the Business Rules Approach (reviewed here) and thought his basic principles deserved both an airing on this blog and some additional "sub principles" when applied to the automation of decisions using business... Read More..
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I saw this week that Teradata has launched a new Retail Advanced Business Analytics & RFID Lab. The lab is designed to help Consumer Branded Goods and Retail companies analyze data captured by radio frequency identification (RFID) applications across the... Read More..
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Beth Gold-Bernstein wrote a piece on Business Activity Monitoring called Speeding Toward Business Visibility. She identified four distinct kinds of BAM solutions: Provide real-time monitoring of business events related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); Provide analytical capabilities and management dashboards;... Read More..
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A colleague pointed me to this article - Southwest Airlines Weighs Assigning Seats - and the comment "Southwest officials have openly considered the idea for years, but the $5 million upgrade of the reservations system will for the first time... Read More..
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Reading Sandy's blog, as I always do, I saw her mention of this Gartner podcast. This made me think about decision management in insurance so I though I would write some more about it. Insurance has seen a huge growth... Read More..
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Quick note to say that I have started tracking my podcasts. There are three but one seems particularly relevant to this blog (if a little long) - SOA and business rules for Officer Outlook If you want to track my... Read More..
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In The Mustang Meets the Rhino: Scripting in Java 6 John Ferguson Smart discusses how JDK 1.6 / JSR-223 allows for the scripting of business rules. This made me think about the relative merits of scripting and business rules. Let's... Read More..
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I recently saw this interesting post on the EDS Next Big Thing Blog - Effective Re-Use - Using SOA to Preserve and modernize your IT Investment. It made me think about the reuse potential of business rules. I thought I... Read More..
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There was a nice write up on business rules in Computer Business Review - The importance of business rules - and I thought I would highlight some of its key points for those of you perhaps less familiar with business... Read More..
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This article on modernizing COBOL Code Rebuilding the legacy -- modernizing mainframe code caught my eye recently. While there was much to like, a number of comments made me think about how different it would be if the companies worrying... 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.

James Taylor

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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