Category Archives: Business Intelligence

Relational Technologies Under Siege: Will Handsome Newcomers Displace the Stalwart Incumbents?

Relational Technologies Under Siege: Will Handsome Newcomers Displace the Stalwart Incumbents? Published: October 16, 2014 Analyst: Neil Raden After three decades of prominence, Relational Database Management Systems RDBMS) are being challenged by a raft of new technologies. While enjoying a … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Ramblings about Decision Making

By Neil Raden Decision-making is not, strictly speaking, a business process. Attacking the speed problem for decision-making, which is mostly a collaborative and iterative effort, requires looking at the problem as a team phenomenon. This is especially true where decision-making … Continue reading

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A Bit About Storytelling

My take on storytelling 1. Must be a “story” with a beginning, middle and end that is relevant to the listeners. 2. Must be highly compressed 3. Must have a hero – the story must be about a person who … Continue reading

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When Are Decisions Driven by Analytics, or Merely Informed by Them?

In http://www.dataintegrationblog.com/data-quality/from-tactical-to-strategic-action-operational-decision-management-2/ Boy did Julie Hunt ever hit the nail on the head:  “But – real-time decision-making also has to be vetted with domain knowledge, human experience and common sense, to validate the viability of analytics results. Decisions make a … Continue reading

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Decision Services: IBM Tackles the Full Spectrum of Decision Management

Originally posted August 31, 2012) When James Taylor and I wrote the book “Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Gain Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions,” we focused mainly on those kinds of decisions that are managed by a “decision service.” … Continue reading

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