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Leif Davidsen | May 18, 2016
Go faster. Faster. Move it! Or actually don’t move it. There are times when to go faster you need to stop moving. We are all familiar with the parable of the tortoise and the hare – where slow and steady wins the race. But what about not moving at all? Sometimes that makes you go much faster. And in the case of the latest update to the IBM MQ Appliance that is exactly what we are... + continue reading
Steve Cox | May 18, 2016
In the world of Hollywood, sequels are often hotly anticipated, well received and generate considerable revenue for all concerned.  When it comes to the world of European Financial Regulations, a second tranche of Payment Service Directives is rather less welcomed by all concerned. Indeed, whilst the plot of your average box office smash seldom strains more than one brain cell, the... + continue reading
Smriti Kapuria | April 12, 2016
  The User Persona A persona can be thought of as a summary model of a typical type of end user of a site or application. It is a tool that helps designers build applications for specific users, rather than a generic audience. A persona serves as a cognitive aid that allows developers and stakeholders to easily visualize target end users. This tool is especially useful during feature... + continue reading
Artur Sahakyan | April 7, 2016
In my earlier article I emphasized the importance of following best practices and guidelines in software development. Following IBM ODM rule development standards and best practices is crucial for implementing a readable, reusable, robust and efficient rule application.  In Part 1 of IBM ODM Rule Implementation Standards and Best Practices article I wrote about best... + continue reading
Smriti Kapuria | April 5, 2016
  How Creative Thinking Transforms the User Experience In today’s world of the rapid System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Agile and Scrum methodologies are finding wide acceptance. So, here’s a creative approach to optimize time and resources. By including a prototyping design phase early on in the process, the team creatively visualizes how the user experiences the end... + continue reading
Rajesh Meda | April 1, 2016
About IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) is a Decision Management tool that is used by Fortune 500 companies to maintain business decisions across business domains. When embracing ODM, one of the primary challenges is handling null values. When authoring business rules, adding a null conditional check in every rule is... + continue reading