Gartner’s 2008 Predictions Include Bright Future for Enterprise Decision Management

Gartner recently issued two “Predicts: 2008” reports highlighting their expectations for Enterprise Architecture and the Business Process Management Suites (BPMS) Market. Both recognize noteworthy and highly complementary trends reflecting the value of Enterprise Decision Management (EDM), particularly Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs) supporting EDM principles.

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EDM and interesting business technology trends

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I saw this interesting report on the McKinsey Quarterly "Eight business technology trends to watch" and, as many McKinsey Quarterly reports do, it made me want to write something by way of follow-up. It...

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While Forrester Envisions Consolidation for the 3 "Bs", it's Happening for Apps and BI Vendors

Cognos and Microstrategy are the two remaining independent Business Intelligence (BI) software giants following today’s news that SAP was purchasing Business Objects. Speculation was building online last week that a deal was in the works and in fact for much of this year since Oracle purchased Hyperion, such rumors have been the case.

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But do you really need AI?

I saw this article in Dr Dobbs recently (thanks Mark) - AI: It's OK Again! by Michael Swaine. Michael begins with a discussion of the "seemingly genetic propensity to overpromise" prevalent in AI circles and then gives a nice update...

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8 ways to improve captive finance with EDM

Dave Wright had a question for me about the role of EDM in captive finance organizations - that is a finance organization owned by and associated with a particular manufacturer. Dave works for such a company for a large agriculture/construction/landscape...

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Decisions, information, decoupling and automation

Andrew McAfee posted The Great Decoupling last week and Ross Mayfield followed up with Decoupling Decision Rights and Decentralization. These posts discussed the decoupling of information from decision-making. They assert that the decreasing cost of getting information around an organization...

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Getting in the loop

Great article on the Observation, Orientation, Decision, Action (OODA) loop by Dag von Lubitz in DM Review. Dag nicely summarizes and explains the work of Col Boyd's OODA loop in the article and I would highly recommend the article to...

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Nice article on operational analytics and EDM

Gib, who writes for the blog once in a while, wrote a nice piece on Making the Most of Operational Analytics with Enterprise Decision Management for DM Review. Enjoy. Technorati Tags: analytic application, analytics, BI, BI 2.0, business intelligence, DM...

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TDWI says the most exciting part of Operational BI is Enterprise Decision Management (kinda)

Wayne Eckerson published a nice report for TDWI recently called "Best Practices in Operational BI: Converging Analytical and Operational Processes", which you can download from the TDWI site here (free registration required). It's a very interesting report and the summary...

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If you think you need a Chief Analytics Officer, what you really need is a Chief Decision Officer

I saw this article in DM Review today - Building the Analytic Organization - in which Peter Graham lays out a case for a Chief Analytics Officer and how that role would be part of improving the use of analytics...

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