I met with the founder, and what seemed like half the Board, of a business rules management system (BRMS) vendor this week. They pretty much defined the genre by convincing Forrester of its emergence. A natural extrapolation of the Expert Systems of the 1990s, BRMS is really starting to shake up the way us technology users handle short cycle requirement changes. Ian Grahms has written extensively on the subject. I believe all the ingredients are in place to make this sector explode- processing power, knowledgeable buyers, componentisation of enterprise systems etc. Watch this space.
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