It is commonly believed that the computer-based systems most organizations rely on to support their businesses are not very smart. Many of the business decisions these companies make, tend to be hidden in systems that make poor decisions, or dont make them at all. Further, most systems aren't configured to learn from the past and therefore struggle to keep up with the pace of change. While many organizations believe the answer is to implement newer, intelligent systems, the fact is that much of todays existing technology has the potential to be smart enough to make a big difference to an organizations business. This book describes how various technologies can be combined to make this happen.
James and Neil show how current business trends are forcing organizations to build smarter systems and how these systems can help companies thrive. By focusing on decisions as distinct opportunities for improvement, the book provides a unique perspective on how using established technologies in a new way can solve problems and create competitive advantage. The book is full of insightful examples of problems solved by applying Enterprise Decision Management across various industries and it outlines a practical and incremental method for implementing the technology. Readers will learn:
- Key Business Trends which Impact Decision-Making Processes
- How Smart Systems Cope with Trends
- How Decision Automation Can Make a System Smart Enough
- How Decisions Translate to Competitive Advantage
- Positive Business Impact of Smarter Systems
- Core Concepts and Technology Requirements and How Tey Work Together
- Step-by-Step Introduction to this Approach
- Stage-by-Stage ROI Generation
- Impacts and Enhancements to Modern IT Architecture
While the business context and underlying principles are explained in a non-technical manner, the book also contains how-to guidance for more technical readers.
- Additional Information
ISBN 978-0132347969 Publication Date July 2007 Author James Taylor, Neil Raden Format Paperback Page Count 432 Manufacturer Prentice Hall