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01/25/2010 Demo: Test and simulate rules using WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System Gold Club Protected
Learn how WebSphere ILOG Business Rules Management System (BRMS) allows organizations to easily adapt business rules while ensuring compliance with policy requirements and analyzing the business impact of changes against key performance indicators. You will see how the BRMS is used in the back office to create eligibility rules that will be used to automatically screen auto insurance applicants.
01/25/2010 Demo: Author and deploy rules using WebSphere ILOG JRules Business Rules Management System Gold Club Protected
Learn how the WebSphere ILOG JRules Business Rules Management System (JRules BRMS) can automate decision making for data validation, eligibility and pricing in a real-world scenario. This demo shows how JRules BRMS allows organizations to gain a competitive advantage by adapting business systems to evolve with changing business policies and decisions.
01/25/2010 Healthcare Case Study: The Doctor Will B.R.M.S. You Now (New York Times article) Gold Club Protected
Learn how Vanderbilt University uses business rules in complex, critical patient care decisions to deliver increased speed and accuracy and arrive at better outcomes.
10/14/2009 BRMS Webinar: Equip Business Users to Effectively Manage Rules Gold Club Protected
IBM WebSphere ILOG Rule Solutions for Office meets the demands of business users by integrating Microsoft Office Word and Excel with the market-leading WebSphere ILOG BRMS. See Rules for Office in action during this one-hour webinar, including a live demonstration.
08/17/2009 Why Business Rules? Gold Club Protected
How-to vidoes explain the inner workings of JRules and BRMS, from writing rules to invoking decision services. Become an instant expert!
08/17/2009 Why Business Rules? Gold Club Protected
Learn how ILOG ‘s market-leading BRMS technology can bring IBM WebSphere customers increased ability to:

-Overcome rigid, siloed processes
-Empower LOB to quickly respond to increasing compliance demands and new customer expectations
-Reduce costs and increase operational efficiency by automating and streamlining business activities
-Gain real-time visibility for smarter decisions and action

Topics covered:

-ILOG BRMS Product Overview
-Best Practices for Leveraging ILOG BRMS and WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition
-Q&A
08/17/2009 Why Business Rules? Gold Club Protected
Much of the value of BRMS is achieved when it is combined with a larger SOA strategy and BPM. This video demonstrates clear requirements for reuse using the multichannel use case for retail banking.
08/17/2009 Why Business Rules? Gold Club Protected

Has your organization run into difficulties adapting to evolving business conditions? Is there interest in being able to increase the efficiency of your operational processes? Are your business experts looking to more easily control the decisions within mission-critical systems? If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above, you may benefit from integrating a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) into your organization’s overall enterprise architecture. A BRMS provides dramatic improvements to applications, increasing the ability to rapidly adapt to the needs of your business.

In this introduction to BRMS, you’ll learn:
  • What are the key components of a BRMS?
  • How a BRMS enhances the ability to adapt to change
  • How a BRMS can simultaneously increase revenues and decrease costs
  • The key considerations when evaluating BRMS products
07/29/2009 Free 90-Day Trial Evaluation of FICO Blaze Advisor Business Rules Management Gold Club Protected
Download a free 90-day trial of FICO Blaze Advisor 6.6. Blaze Advisor is the world's leading business rules management system, maximizing control over high-volume operational decisions. Blaze Advisor provides companies across industries with a scalable solution that delivers unprecedented agility and actionability for smarter business decisions.
07/27/2009 Smart CRM Gold Club Protected

This white paper discusses one of the most effective ways to extend CRM functionality to competitively enhance your customers' experiences.

By using business rules as a non-disruptive extension to your existing CRM system, you will facilitate highly personalized, flexible and consistent interactions in real time at the point of contact. By using business rules to automate core decisions that need to be made at the point of contact, you will allow contact persons (i.e. sales agents), or front-end systems (i.e. Web sites or ATMs) to promote the right thing at the right time to the right customer, thereby reducing decision time while increasing relevancy and consistency.

This white paper contains the following themes:
  • Challenges at the Point of Contact
  • Is Extending CRM with Rules the Right Choice for your Organization?
  • Improving the Customer Experience at the Point of Contact
  • The BRMS Extension to CRM: How Does It Work?
  • The Competitive Advantage of BRMS
  • Proof of Value - How Five Customers are Extending CRM with BRMS
  • Rising customer expectations are compounded by the ease with which the new connected customer can go to a competitor. Therefore, it is crucial that front-line staff and systems are perceived as more knowledgeable, consultative, considerate, and quicker, or you risk losing the new, connected customer to a competitor who is perceived as better.
06/08/2009 Webcast: Examining the link between agility and process improvement Gold Club Protected
Daryl Plummer, Gartner, Inc., and Farhat Ali, President and CEO of Fujitsu America Inc., examine the link between business agility and process improvement with innovations in process discovery to jump-start BPM initiatives.
05/08/2009 Complimentary Gartner Report - Gold Club Protected
Read a series of real-life examples in which Business Process Management (BPM) has helped organizations survive by identifying ways to improve business processes and cut costs at the same time.
05/04/2009 Webinar: On-Demand Process Improvement: From Market Hype to Economic Necessity Gold Club Protected
On-demand delivery of BPM via Software as a Service (SaaS) presents an extraordinary opportunity to reduce technology costs and meet business objectives quickly. Hear how Clayton Holdings manages financial risk through SaaS BPM.
05/04/2009 Forrester Case Study: Archstone, Drowning In Paper, Surfaces With A High Impact BPM Solution Gold Club Protected
Read the Forrester Case Study detailing how real estate management company Archstone used Appian Enterprise to fulfill the vision of a paperless office and escape "forms-paralysis."
05/01/2009 Webinar: Learn How the US Treasury Manages Consumer Complaints Using BPM Gold Club Protected
This webinar showcases how government agencies are using BPM to drive cost and inefficiency out of core functional areas, while simultaneously improving services. Featured speaker, Jacqueline White, of the US Treasury, will discuss how the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is using BPM to manage consumer complaints.
05/01/2009 Webinar: The Customer-Driven Imperative for BPM Gold Club Protected
This webinar, sponsored by Butler Group and Appian, showcases how companies in relationship-focused industries, e.g. Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, are using BPM to build customer-centric cultures and gain a competitive edge despite the poor economic climate.
01/16/2009 Go from BPM Beginner to BPM Brainiac Gold Club Protected
BPMbasics.com is an independent resource for IT and business users to understand the benefits of business process management software, obtain industry specific examples of BPM applications, and experience in-depth learning through newsletters, seminars and training.
01/16/2009 SaaS BPM: Appian Anywhere Gold Club Protected
The combination of BPM and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is perfect for today’s uncertain global economy. Create applications that drive real business value in days, not weeks, with enterprise-level BPM at a low subscription cost.

Appian Anywhere is the only true SaaS Business Process Management Suite.
01/16/2009 The BPM Kit Gold Club Protected
The BPM Kit is a compilation of articles on the evolution, usage, and benefits of business process management. It addresses the definition and value of BPM, the extent of its role across the enterprise infrastructure, how to assess your level of BPM need, and what can be expected from continuous process improvement initiatives.

01/16/2009 Webinar: BPM for Financial Operations: Reduce Your Risk and Increase Control Gold Club Protected
BPM software delivers the visibility needed to manage, measure and optimize financial processes within the organization and across the supply chain.The benefits include maximizing profit, reducing errors, and easing compliance burdens. David Belt of Enterprise Rent-A-Car presents a case study on using BPM for Accounts Payables.

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01/16/2009 The Human Factor of Process Management Gold Club Protected
This Aberdeen Group benchmark report states that next-generation BPM technologies address the human factors driving the relationship between process management and operational performance. Leveraging these, and a wide range of organizational capabilities, Best-in-Class companies were able to drive marked improvements in customer service and process waste reduction.
12/17/2008 Business Studio 101 Gold Club Protected
TIBCO Business Studio is a freely downloadable standards-based business modeling software that enables business experts to model, deploy, and manage business processes. It is the common Eclipse-based environment for building composite applications across TIBCO’s BPM and SOA software. See it in action.
12/17/2008 Webinar Good to Great: Achieving Success with BPM/SOA Gold Club Protected
Learn how to set up a Center of Excellence in a webinar hosted by Paul Brown, author of Succeeding with SOA: Realizing Business Value Through Total Architecture. Paul addresses the steps for setting up a COE and putting organizations on track for sustainable success that delivers on the corporate vision.
12/17/2008 BPM Resource Center Gold Club Protected
Learn more from the experts about BPM. This resource center includes whitepapers, expert videos, podcasts, webinars and demos to help you learn the basics and best practices of BPM.
08/02/2008 Transcript: Panel Discussionon BPM in the Enterprise with Dale Skeen, Derek Miers, Michael Lees and Michael Dortch Gold Club Protected
07/29/2008 Full Transcript: Ken Vollmer: The View From The Field –- Is BPM Helping Companies Succeed? Gold Club Protected
07/17/2008 IBM Connectivity Newsletter: Putting Backbone into Enterprise Connectivity Gold Club Protected
In this issue of ebizQ’s Connectivity Strategies newsletter, we explore solutions available now to make faster and more seamless connectivity a reality in your business. You will also hear from a leading industry thought leader on connectivity strategies that can be applied today to assure the fastest and most cost-effective integration within multi-system and multi-application enterprises that are employing new strategies such as SOA, virtualization, integration, and Web 2.0.
07/09/2008 Full Transcript: Business-Empowered BPM Implementation: Good for Business... and IT Gold Club Protected
04/16/2008 SOA Integration: Defined, Refined and Combined with BPM for Maximum Business Agility Gold Club Protected
04/02/2008 Full Transcript: Live Roundtable on Web 2.0 and SOA Gold Club Protected

Beth Gold-BernsteinBeth Gold-Bernstein: Welcome everyone and thanks for joining us today. I'm Beth Gold-Bernstein, Chair of the ebizQ Virtual Conference. Today's program is a live roundtable discussion on Web 2.0 and SOA. On July 23rd, ebizQ will hold a full day virtual conference on Web 2.0 and the enterprise featuring keynotes by David Smith of Gartner and Rob Koplowitz of Forrester. So please be sure to check out the ebizQ In Action Conference site for more information and to register.

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Now, I'd like to introduce our panelists. We have with us today, Doug Wilson, IBM distinguished engineer and CTO of Portals and Collaborations Products and Vice Chairman of the Software Group Architecture Board for IBM; Dion Hinchcliffe, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hinchcliffe & Company and popular Web 2.0 blogger, and Ron Schmelzer, Managing Partner of ZapThink. Ron is our SOA expert on the panel.

So I'm very pleased to have such an esteemed panel with us today and I want to welcome them all and thank them all for being with us today.

Now, I'd like to start off the session by asking Dion for a definition of Web 2.0. The term includes a number of topics such as mashups, collaboration platforms, and social networking. Dion, how do you define Web 2.0?

Dion HincliffeDion Hincliffe: Well, Beth, so defining 2.0 can be a challenge because it represents a number of significant yet very interrelated trends. But to adequately boil it down to a very simple non-technical definition, that basically is networked applications that leverage network effects. I'm not getting technical, what we're really talking about is software and communities that get smarter the more that people participate in them.

So the big old over-arching trends that we're seeing is the control and creation of content, and information, and knowledge is moving to what we called the "edge of the network". And the communities have moved a little bit away from the traditional places that was being done, like, large institutions and enterprises. And so we mean the edge of the network can mean all the people connected all the mobile devices whether they be workers using them or people out on the consumer web themselves.

And then finally, what we're really seeing is the rise of these very open platforms with an emphasis on low barrier flow and reuse of content and functionality. And this success in the Web 2.0 world in this way has begun forming things in the enterprise such as SOA, which is kind of what we're here to talk about.

BGB: Okay. Now, Doug, what you think is the significance of Web 2.0 in the enterprise? Does it enhance productivity; does it contribute to the bottom line, or business opportunities not possible before?

Dion HincliffeDoug Wilson: I think all of the above building on the excellent definition that was just given. We sort of see our customers lining up in really two genres for approaching this Web 2.0 problem.

One is the sort of technology bent, the one that is about mashups, about Ajax, about dynamic HTML-based user interfaces, and high quality Web delivered applications as well as those customers lining up along the areas or interest groups on social networking in the application of social networking, deep personalization and the like to building better more responsive business applications and applying that the community and the knowledge of the community to those applications.

Both result in improved productivity and improve effectiveness in the enterprise whether that is effectiveness of the IT professionals creating these user interfaces, or the business users using them. That power, the power of the network of users is extraordinarily compelling in a lot of business situations.

BGB: Okay. Now, Ron can you make the connection for us between Web 2.0; how are they related?

Dion HincliffeRS: Yes, thank you Beth. And, of course, thank you for having me on this Webinar. I hope that folks will get a deep understanding of both the compass Web 2.0 and Service Oriented Architecture and how they're related, which, of course, brings up your question and build upon what Doug said.

I think one the great things and one of the interesting movements that we're starting to see in IT, I would say across-the-board is the movement towards much more composeable, loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and flexible, agile styles of computing.

Now the concepts around Web 2.0 and concepts of service oriented architecture are definitely different. They espouse different ideas, first and foremost. Service oriented architecture is primarily an architectural concern, which means it's been an approach in the methodology and a style of design. And Web 2.0 is a broad-based movement that covers a variety of topics.

They actually are very related. In the Web 2.0 side, we're seeing a big movement towards empowering the user in a variety of ways. Empowering the user not just as far as better interaction with computing systems and better interaction with browser technology, but also empowering the user to create content, to collaborate with others, and to be more in control of the way that information is shared and augmented in the enterprise and, of course, in the internet as a whole.

Well, all the these movements that we're trying to see on Web 2.0 around user composition, and collaboration, generated content, wiki's, mashups, all that sort of great stuff, blogging is really the idea that the user is empowered to create all this information and create connections between the information and, of course, create value.

Now, the service oriented architecture movement is a movement in the enterprise as well is beyond. But primarily, we're focused on in the enterprise as a way of liberating or empowering the various applications and functionality within the corporate network to be composed and combine in ways that provide greater value such that we're no longer dealing with the bottlenecks or the challenges of getting the various systems to communicate with each other.

We're focusing much more on how can we extract greater value out of the systems by considering the systems to actually be a collection of services and processes to be to be composed of those services in a way that we can move loosely couple and compose them together in an increasingly more flexible with way.

Now these two movements, service oriented architecture, empowering the enterprise, and Web 2.0 empowering the individual have a great combination together and that is that we want the user to get the experience that they've become increasingly more familiar with in the broad Internet and bring that experience to the enterprise while at the same time allowing the enterprise to free up its assets so that they can be composed and mashed up in ways that enable or empowers the business user.

Too much of what we've seen is IT trying to provide the capabilities for the business user but getting in the way; more and more we're starting to see IT is spending their budget and their time simply getting the systems to work together, and work with each other, and spending less of their time really empowering the business user to get more of their technology. So we're hoping that Web 2.0 and service oriented architecture really allows IT to become more of an enabler of the capabilities of the business rather than a cost center or a bottleneck, in many ways, for people to actually get what they want out of IT.

BGB: Okay. Now, Doug or Dion, did you want to comment on some of what Ron was saying? DW: I think Ron is right on a bunch of extraordinarily good points. And perhaps it's not always obvious to people to see the connection between those two. But if you look sort of specifically at mashups, as an example, it's easy to see that mashups are the juxtaposition or a combination of information from multiple backend services. And in fact, mashups are a compositional mechanism by which an end user or a programmer can bring multiple sources of information, or transactions to bear on one problem.

And this goes right to the heart of SOA and SOA composition. As well, the people engaged in that activity -- that compositional activity are themselves implementing services. They are human implementers or orchestrators of information systems, and backend systems, and the like, and the ability -- capabilities enabled by Web 2.0 to make those information resources accessible and composeable by the end-user greatly enhances their ability to be good implementations of business services.

BGB: Okay. Now, a few provocative things there. Ron brought up the point of IT being perhaps an obstacle. And as Doug was just saying, Web 2.0 is about enabling humans to deliver business services. So let's hear what I our audience thinks. Do you view IT as an enabler or an obstacle in the organization? Maybe a bit but let's get some feedback here and then let's move on. Now, Dion, what are you seeing in terms of Web 2.0 adoption in the enterprise? Is it taking off, are we at the early adoption stage, or do you see significant advancements in the adoption of Web 2.0 in the enterprise?
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