IBM Operational Decision Manager

IBM Operational Decision Manager provides an elegant development environment, along with dedicated, business user interfaces, for automating and governing frequently occurring, repeatable business decisions across processes and applications.

IBM Operational Decision Manager helps support the ‘smart’ in Smarter Process, supporting decision automation inside business processes, mobile applications and cloud environments.

IBM Operational Decision Manager, built on the success of IBM ILOG JRules, consists of two components, which form a platform for managing and executing business rules and business events.

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Push your BPM initiative to the next level, into the cloud

Our businesses today operate in a complex environment that is changing at a tremendous pace. The factors driving this complexity and pace include everything from regulatory compliance,
to demographics, to trade disruptions. Businesses are also affected by the way customers bank and the way they purchase and consume goods or services. Business leaders are starting to
feel a loss of control and are turning to innovation in an attempt to regain some of that control over their operations and infuse a sense of nimbleness in the way they do business.

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4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform

Mobile technology is revolutionising the way businesses interact with end-users, whether the end user is a customer, employee, business partner, or even a service or smart device like an IP-enabled refrigerator, thermostat, or car. In order to rapidly innovate and remain competitive in a mobile society, an organisation must have a comprehensive mobile app development platform.

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What if your car could communicate with you?

John Samuel: What if your car could communicate with you?

“Well I don’t mean actually speak to you—that would be freaky. Imagine you’re driving along and the car starts speaking—that would put me off from driving slightly! So what do I mean when I say ‘communicate with you’? You might be surprised to know that cars have a huge amount of data within them, but they do. Even if your car is 10 years old it probably has a fair amount of data. But when a car leaves the production plant the manufacturer no longer has access to this onboard data. If the car could communicate, allowing the manufacturer to access its data, then maybe it could preempt part failures”.

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Easily Balance Messaging Workload with IBM MessageSight v1.1

Andrew Schofield: Easily Balance Messaging Workload with IBM MessageSight v1.1

There are two basic models for exchanging messages. Point-to-point messaging exchanges messages using queues, and while there may be many senders and receivers, each message sent is received by just one receiver. Publish/subscribe messaging is more loosely coupled. The messages are published using some kind of classification, such as a topic name, without knowing anything about the receivers. Messages are received using subscriptions which indicate which messages should be received. Each message sent might be received by any number of subscribers or even none at all.

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Ensuring Service Reuse with SOA Governance

Asit Dan: Ensuring Service Reuse with SOA Governance

The two primary objectives in delivering any service-oriented architecture (SOA) based solution are “service orientation” in aligning IT functions with business capabilities being enabled, and “service reuse” for sharing of IT functions and resources. As highlighted in previous blog entries, SOA governance plays a key role in making sure that the right decisions are made during the implementation of a SOA solution encompassing both the architecture and service life-cycle, to ensure that both of these objectives are achieved. Here, we will have a closer look at the key barriers in service reuse, and how these can be addressed through proper SOA governance.

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