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What kinds of problems lend themselves to EDM?

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I was talking with Neil Raden and Tom Davenport today on the subject of decisions - what are the various kinds of decisions and how do companies make them and think about making them....

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It’s OK to “ignore the man behind the (predictive analytics) curtain” with EDM

The title of this post includes a quote from the film, “The Wizard of Oz,” when Dorothy’s dog Toto draws back a curtain revealing the “real” wizard (a man) pulling levers and pushing buttons to illuminate a frightening hologram of a smoky and not too nice false wizard. The jig is up, and the wizard is exposed for what he is, just a man. If only the same could be said of the experts driving data mining and predictive analytic software in today’s leading companies.

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Mistakes in the last mile in Decision Management

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) My good friends over at Juice Analytics had an interesting post on the "last mile" of Business Intelligence that made me think about Enterprise Decision Management in that context. Using the reporting interface One...

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A discount on Smart (Enough) Systems

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I just noticed that amazon.com is discounting Smart (Enough) Systems so, if you (or your friends) don't own a copy, now would be a great time to buy one. You can buy it here...

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From business rules to enterprise decisioning

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) Ron Ross recently gave his keynote from the Business Rules Forum as a webinar. You can access the recording (free registration required) here. It's a great overview and well worth your time. Visit my...

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1,000 readers

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) One of the most fun things writing this blog over the last 2+ years has been watching the growing number of subscribers. Today I see we are over 1,000 for the first time. A...

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What's old is new - personalization is back

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) One of the most common reasons for discussing enterprise decision management, and one of the most common ways in which people want to make their systems smarter, is in personalizing them. Making a system...

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The need for automated decisioning in healthcare

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) Regular readers of the blog will know that I am fairly cynical about the power of electronic health records to be more than a building block for better healthcare. I do not believe that...

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The Future of EDM - some notes from Business Rules Forum

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) At the Business Rules Forum last week the organizers assembled an illustrious panel - me, Mark Proctor (Drools, open source business rules), John Elder (well known data mining and analytic expert), Don Ames (CTO...

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