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February 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Three levels of Business Rule Enforcement?

Interesting blog post about three levels of business rules enforcement:



Credit: Thanks to a Twitter by By Louis Davidson:



" ...So I starting thinking that there needed to be some standard way to describe the different levels of business rule enforcement. For example:



Hard and fast – These are rules that will never be broken under any circumstances. Like an exact birthdate in the future. Or a negative amount of time worked (reversing entries could be an… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on February 20, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

ILOG the first to post solution to Albert Enistein's puzzle on ORF 2009

Greetings:



Daniel Selman was the third to solve and first to post to ORF 2009 a solution to Einstein's Puzzle for ORF 2009. He did it using ILOG's Optimization software (and some help from some friends) and I'm sure Albert would not have approved. the first two entries (NOT programmers) solved it in 20 minutes with only paper and pencil. I'll show those later two later. Right now, ILOG's solution is at… Continue

Added by James Owen on February 16, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

New Algorithm From Dr. Charles Forgy

Greetings:

See http://javarules.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-algorithm-from-dr-forgy.html for the write up on the new algorithm from Dr. Forgy to replace the Rete 2 / Rete III algorithm. Also, we will have a new benchmark just to test that one and others, the WaltzDB-200 later this year. Enjoy...

SDG
jco

Added by James Owen on February 9, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rulebased Forecasting, RBF

Greetings:



With the collaboration of three most excellent colleagues I have returned to the world of Quantitative Analysis and Forecasting. Finally!! Monica Adya was kind enough to send me the 1992 code that she did for seminal work that was co-authored by Fred Collopy and J. Scott Armstrong in 1992. It's all in C++ but I hope to begin by transferring to a combination of either Drools (or JRules or Advisor or OPS or JessJ or whatever) and Java. Or, perhaps, just leave the processing… Continue

Added by James Owen on February 6, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

4-CPU Laptop for Power Users

Greetings:

See http://javarules.blogspot.com/2009/02/4-cpu-laptop-and-32-gig-thumb-drive.html for a writeup on the HP 4-CPU laptop at Fry's for only $1,699.

SDG
jco

Added by James Owen on February 6, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Why IT people don't "get" business, and why business doesn't "get" IT

I'm a business guy, and an IT guy. I get business, and I get IT.



But I used to be a typical IT person who just didn't understand business. Those were the days.



My first job out of college was working at Mobil Oil in their MIS Department. That's Management Information Systems for you kids out there. We started a newsletter to keep our clients, the business people, up to date on all the neat R&D projects and cool technologies we were working on. The year was… Continue

Added by Rolando Hernandez on February 6, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

WARNING: CEO's need to wise up and "bail out" of billion dollar IT projects right now

Dear CEO:



I am sick and tired of reading about billion dollar IT projects that we both know are never going to work, change, or last. It's time to stop the non-sense and use common-sense.



Here's just one example from InformationWeek. California is spending $3,600,000,000 (that's $3.6 BILLION) on these systems:



• Financial system: 11.8 years, $1.6B

• Strategic…
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Added by Rolando Hernandez on February 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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