Saturday, July 2, 2005

Quotes by Jim Sinur, VP, Gartner, Inc.

Jim Sinur is Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research

Jim knows more about business rules than anyone I know. His observations on trends and the state of the market are usually "spot on" must-reads for anyone interested in the business rules movement. Here are some articles he wrote or was quoted in:


Taking Rule Technologies for a Test Drive
Gartner Research Note, Dec. 15, 2004.
"Businesses have only scratched the surface, so far. Rule technology presents a huge opportunity going forward."

Business Rules, OK? February 2004 cbronline.com / ilog.com

Rules add to IT flexibility, says Gartner - Analyst stresses growing importance of 'untrendy' rules-based engines. by Miya Knights, vnunet.com 23 Jun 2004
"Rules engines will become more important as companies look to make their IT systems more flexible, according to analyst Gartner. Jim Sinur, senior research director at Gartner, told delegates at last week's European Business Rules Conference in Amsterdam that, while rules might not be considered "trendy", their importance is growing..."

Sidebar: Advise or Control, MAY 23, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD)

  • "About 50% of business rules engines are used in an advisory role: 'Should I do this or that?' The other 50% are used in business processes," he says.
  • According to Sinur, there are three categories of rules systems: 1. Simple rules externalization... 2. Inference engine.... 3. Behavioral learning......"

How Business Rules help Business Improve Productivity - Nov. 20, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, SFTA Meeting with FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle

Starting Over With BPM. Michael Hammer, August Scheer and analysts weigh in on the state of business process management, May 29, 2003

The irresistible lure of BPM, Infoconomy.com

Gartner's Jim Sinur says there are 11 core reasons why organisations should consider BPM:

  1. To build new business processes faster
  2. Improve understanding of current business processes
  3. Reduce friction during mergers
  4. More easily accommodate business process outsourcing (BPO)
  5. Better implement new software
  6. Consolidate parallel business processes
  7. Automate more of the management of human activities
  8. Better manage supply chains, particularly where a process joins with another organisation
  9. Optimise processes through process modelling
  10. Analyse the effect of corporate governance legislation before new business processes are implemented
  11. Create models to examine the potential effect of opportunistic or threatening scenarios


THE BIG IDEA, SHRINK-WRAPPED - Adjusting BPM to suit middle market companies made it easier to implement for all companies. Treasuryandrisk.com, February 2005


Gartner on the BPM Market. by Jim Sinur, Gartner, Inc. www.gartner.com


A Better Way To Manage Rules - Automated, centralized control eases management effortBy Tony Kontzer InformationWeek , April 29, 2002



If you see Jim in print, send me the link and I will be glad to update this page.

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