A Future-Proof Design for Delivering Better Product Faster

Custom software development and business automation have traditionally been two distinct ways to approach IT solutions to business challenges. Each approach has its own tradeoffs. While software development draws from engineering rigor, historically, the processes have been slow. Conversely, while business automation has enabled non-engineering stakeholders to codify business logic, this has led to additional risk.

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Examining Red Hat JBoss BRMS deployment architectures for rules and events (part I)

Guest post by Eric D. Schabell and John Hurlocker – original article published here.

In this weeks tips & tricks we will be slowing down and taking a closer look at possible Red Hat JBoss BRMS deployment architectures.

When we talk about deployment architectures we are referring to the options you have to deploy a rules and/or events project in your enterprise.

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Building the intelligent enterprise: easy and inexpensive?

by Alan Hale (Red Hat)

The following article originally appeared here in the UK and here in Germany.

Who could have predicted the impact on mainstream businesses of data coming in via social media and mobile technology, the escalating importance of trends such as ‘big data’ or the move towards cloud computing that is now gathering momentum?

The sources of data coming into the enterprise IT infrastructure are proliferating, with new channels and touch-points constantly emerging at an unprecedented rate. Clearly, in an uncertain world, flexibility is a critical component of any business IT strategy.

With today’s customers choosing to interact through multiple channels, businesses are wasting time and budget ‘hand-carrying’ information from application to application, frequently without adding value at best and introducing human error at worst.

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