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Business Activity Monitoring Resources (most recent article - October 2005)

Below you will find a list with links of Business Activity Monitoring resources including articles, white papers and analyst summaries. Please note that access to full-reports might require a subscription or purchase (indicated when you click a link). Note, Gartner has published nearly 30 research notes on Business Activity Monitoring (for a full list, visit them on the Web).

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2004 Event-Driven Business Performance Management This IDC white paper talks about the concept of the BAM and Event-Driven Business Performance Management. (this links takes you to a registration page)
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July 2002 Business Activity Monitoring: EAI Meets Data Warehousing This cover story explains Business Activity Monitoring and discusses the importance of connecting real-time information for rapid issue discovery with historical decision support data from a warehouse. (PDF)
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October 20, 2005 Too Much Sense, Too Little Response The ability to get real-time information on imminent events is crucial for companies seeking to become more responsive.

October 15, 2005 Managing Process Innovation Applying performance goals to business-process management drives growth and innovation.

July 28, 2005 The CEO's Tech Toolbox BAM is among the 10 new technologies that should be on the radar of every chief exec

Complex Event Processing ( July 2005 Can we bring some order to the Business Activity Monitoring space? Correspondingly, the market for Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) tools to aid in enterprise management has exploded into what is properly described as a chaotic marketplace.

May 2005 The Business Benefits Integration technologies can deliver far greater business value than purely linking up systems.

February 1, 2005 Setting Priorities to Achieve Agility Most organizations aren't prepared for performance management. Business and IT managers widely agree that performance management is important to meet corporate goals...

January 2005 BAM Keeps a Finger On The Pulse ...growing number of Global 2000 companies seeking more, better, and faster insight into their business activities. These are the principles of BAM.

November 15, 2004 BAM gives companies a real-time edge Imagine pulling into a toll booth five years from now. The payment for the toll is automatically deducted from your bank account, just like it is today.

October 20, 2004 There is nothing like a Dame at BT! Recap of event where former director of MI5 discusses regulations and challenges including BAM.

September 18, 2004 After the Dust Settles A look at the current state of BI and where it's going.

September 2004 Now is the right time for real-time BI. Over the past year, real-time technologies have become more mature...companies are beginning to implement real-time BI and BAM applications.

July 26, 2004 BAM Providers as Online Banking Fraud Preventers Explaining the evolution of BAM and need for complext event processing.

July 23, 2004 Your business, live on screen Business activity monitoring serves up a dashboard readout of key performance indicators, updated in real time.

July 10, 2004 The Information Cannot Speak for Itself We can do a lot to integration and orchestrate information, but if that information is not presented to users well, then the investment can be for nothing.

July 2004 Active Data Warehousing and Business Activity Monitoring Interview discussing BAM and the relationship to Active Data Warehousing. How companies leverage them and impact business.

June 29, 2004 BAM: The Art of Knowing What is Really Happening BAM products embed more domain knowledge from the increased understanding of business data models garnered from numerous deployments, the value of BAM will rise.

May 19, 2004 Getting a Red Alert of Poor Business Processes Applying monitoring to BPM to provide faster reaction time. TIBCO introduces new BAM product.

May 13, 2004 Oracle to Update App Server with Business Activity Monitoring Article talking about Oracle's future plans to offer Business Activity Monitoring functions within its application server product.

April 2004 BAM Changes IT Decision-Making Any time a business manager says "I wish I'd known that yesterday," is a good example of real time, said Bill Gassman, principal analyst at Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn.

February 2004 What you Really, Really, Really Need to Know about BAM Top Six Observations about BAM

February 2004 BAM against the World Not surprisingly, as executives clamor to get more information faster, the enthusiasm of the technology community toward the next big BI tools technology has been palpable.

January 2004 Co-creating Value With Your Customers Mentions BAM in article: Value creation, the central focus of managerial activity, is undergoing rapid change. Companies must build IT infrastructures that let all managers, especially line managers, experience the business as the consumer does, thereby achieving a new level of personal effectiveness.

January 2004 Ad hoc BI is killing us! For every several users who find a BI tool difficult to use, one person develops a destructive, co-dependent relationship with the tool.

Dec. 10, 2003 BAM Gathers Momentum Vendors from diverse backgrounds converge on the market.

November 10, 2003 Eyes Everywhere Business activity monitoring tools are emerging that watch and report on events as they unfold.

Nov. 1, 2003 BAM Somewhat like a bride on her wedding day, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) dons something old, something new and something borrowed...Put simply, BAM is about the real-time monitoring of key business metrics

Oct. 1, 2003 BI: Real-time or right time? There is little question that businesses can benefit from tools that help them to make decisions more rapidly. Regardless of whether it entails optimizing a supply chain or balancing trading positions, gaining real-time visibility may have huge benefits.

Sept. 17, 2003 Breaking Out of the Warehouse To many, BI is equivalent to data warehousing. Although data warehouses are important, they're not the total solution.

July 29, 2003 BAM -- Fly or Die? Let's decide what business activity monitoring is and isn't; end users must be business people or it isn't BAM

July 18, 2003 The Big BAM BAM is a key technology concept behind today's "real-time enterprise sizzle."

July 7, 2003 Business Activity Apps Get Closer to Reality Monitoring software lets companies analyze data in real time.

June 30, 2003 Adoption of Dashboards Is About Presentation as Much as Data The best of the best dedicate significant resources to understand and address presentation requirements.

June 30, 2003 It's a Reality: Monitoring Business in Real Time New BAM products hit the market

June 10, 2003 How to Avoid the Rearview Mirror Approach to Business Monitoring The case for business activity monitoring or BAM.

May 27, 2003 BAM bolsters data visibility BI players align with EAI vendors to access critical performance indicators.

April 14, 2003 Hone Business Operations with Integration Companies are combining data integration, EAI and business intelligence to deliver BAM solutions.

April 5, 2003 When Time is Money Real-time performance measurement can be a big advantage for many business processes.

March 2003 Fast Tracking Mobilize your management teams to meet the unexpected by continuously monitoring the business environment and quickly coming up with new solutions to threats and opportunities

March 3, 2003 TIBCO Readies Reporting Tools TIBCO discusses new business performance tool, BusinessFactor.

March 3, 2003 IBM, TIBCO deliver views into Business Processes New and enhanced products from IBM and TIBCO Software Inc. promise to give corporate analysts better views into how business processes running across a variety of integrated applications are operating.

January 9, 2003 BAM, the New IT imperative Explains the hype and vendors talking about Business Activity Monitoring.

December 9 , 2002 Predicts 2003: Business Activity Monitoring Growing Pains Business activity monitoring is already attractive for leading-edge projects, but its major growth will not begin until 2004. Meanwhile, vendors that will participate in this market must invest in product and business development.

November 15, 2002 Why Proactive Business Intelligence is a Hallmark of the Real-Time Enterprise Proactive BI plays a role in BAM and can help companies drive real-time decision making.

October 17, 2002 TIBCO Details Its BAM Vision TIBCO talks about the PRAJA acquisition and BAM Strategy. Gartner analyst comments.

October 9, 2002 Infrastructure Going BAM Many infrastructure players are attempting to add-value by focusing new offerings on BAM.

September 2002 Business Intelligence Goes Real-Time Business Activity Monitoring gives end users the opportunity to be proactive.

Q3, 2002 Latitude 360 Partners with PRAJA inc. to co-market business solutions for Monitoring Clinical Trials. Teamed BAM solution is specifically targeted at pharmaceutical clinical development executives and managers.

7/26/02 Business activity monitoring gets boost PROMISING TO SPEED data analysis and decision-making across the enterprise, vendors are beginning to embrace a technology trend that marries the worlds of application integration and business intelligence, according to industry observers.

July 2002 Business Activity Monitoring: EAI Meets Data Warehousing This cover story explains Business Activity Monitoring and discusses the importance of connecting real-time information for rapid issue discovery with historical decision support data from a warehouse. (PDF)

5/3/02 Ahead of the Curve: Gartner Diary Steve Gillmor talks about Gartner Symposium and says, "For every problem, there's a solution, the Gartner tag line reminds us. And for every problem, there's a Magic Quadrant, too. Gartner calls this real-time alerting segment BAM, as in Business Activity Monitoring."

4/1/02 Business Activity Monitoring: Calm Before the Storm Business activity monitoring, the next logical step for application integration vendors and enterprises, will grow rapidly this year. BAM is not just an application integration story -- the cross-vendor activity will be loud and furious.

2/17/02 Information Systems Key to Early Warnings, Timely Decisions. Businesses and government can benefit from business activity monitoring. (PDF)

1/17/02 Moving into real time THE NOTION OF a real-time enterprise is no longer hype for Jon Ricker, president and CIO of The Limited's technology services group.

7/11/01 Business Activity Monitoring: The Promise and Reality Business activity monitoring stands to penetrate the market psyche to the same extent as customer relationship management, wireless and other world-moving concepts.