BPM Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann What a busy new year in the BPM space! Not too long ago IBM acquired Lombardi. This is quite an event as Lombardi was seen as one of the most advanced, most innovative vendor in the...

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An attempt at demystifying CEP, BPM and BRMS

-- Posted by Carole-Ann The more I read on Complex Event processing (CEP), the more I believe that people are confused or people are trying to confuse end users. It reminds me of the Business Process Management (BPM) / Business...

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The evolution of BRMS (part 2)

-- Posted by Carole-Ann Thank you for attending the Evolution of BRMS session at Business Rules Forum. It was great meeting some of you there in person. For those of you that could not make it, I wanted to give...

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Business Rules Forum

-- Posted by Carole-Ann After Dallas, travel brought me to Florida where I attended Business Rules Forum. On Tuesday, John Rymer invited me to sit in a vendor panel (the only woman). We discussed topics such as market consolidation and...

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October Rules Fest

-- Posted by Carole-Ann The very first occurrence of October Rules Fest happened in Dallas a couple of weeks ago. The objective was to get all kinds of business rules techies in one room and cover all kinds of topics...

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More Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann We were all waiting for Oracle to respond to the IBM acquisition of Ilog. Here it is. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/081029/aqw128.html With the Haley acquisition, Oracle joins the BRMS party. Oddly enough, they went for one of the smaller...

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The evolution of BRMS (part 1)

-- Posted by Carole-Ann Thank you for joining the Evolution of BRMS webinar yesterday. It looks like many of you have been able to make it. Quite a turn out! For those of you that could not make it, I...

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The end of BRMS

-- Posted by Carole-Ann I remember the days when BRE (business rules engine) was a hot topic. The analysts tracked the BRE market, customers looked for engine features, vendors were competing against spaghetti code. Back then we were a handful...

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Market Consolidation

-- Posted by Carole-Ann IBM has announced their intention to buy ILOG. This is quite interesting for the BRMS market. Let me make a couple of comments on how this may change the dynamics. After SAP acquired YASU last year,...

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Can we trust Business Users?

-- Posted by Carole-Ann The key premise of business rules management has been historically to empower business users. Since they own the business, they should be able to maintain the way they want to do business without being subject to...

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