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Ventana Research Launches Operational Intelligence Research Practice

Industry Veteran to Lead New Research Practice in Emerging Technology Area

Bend, OR / Jun 13, 2006 / by Ventana Research


SAN MATEO, Calif--(BusinessWire)—June 13, 2006--Today, Ventana Research, the leading Performance Management research and advisory services firm, announced the expansion of its services to users and vendors with the launch of its newest research practice area operational intelligence. This practice is lead by David Stodder, an established industry veteran and expert in business intelligence.

Sessions on Operational Intelligence at Ventana Research’s Performance Management conference for finance, operations and IT -- Connections 2006 -- at the Fairmont in San Francisco explained how operational intelligence uses an event driven architecture to detect the current state of activities and processes and analyze them against expected states. Also highlighted was how operational intelligence embeds contextual information and control rules into process workflows to determine the most appropriate response to threats and opportunities, unlike business activity monitoring.

“Event driven analysis has been used for decades in network and systems management tools, but has only recently emerged in use for business decision making applications. Increased global competition and more stringent regulatory compliance requirements are driving adoption of event driven systems to help company respond quickly and appropriately to changing business conditions,” explained David Stodder, VP & Research Director - Operational Intelligence.


Ventana Research’s operational intelligence research and services assist companies in adopting new event driven architectures to improve front line decision-making.  Ventana Research provides research-derived guidance for companies with issues ranging from what types of business applications are well-suited to event driven architectures, to evaluating specific software vendors for building applications. Technology vendors that have passed the Ventana Research initiation and coverage process within the operational intelligence research practice include Aleri Labs, AptSoft, Celequest, Coral8, CXO Systems, Digital Harbor, Hewlett Packard, SeeWhy, Steambase, Syndera, and Tibco.


"Due to increased business process automation, businesses today need to have improved visibility and control of key operational events in order to respond to threats and opportunities most effectively. To meet this need, businesses are adopting event-oriented computing architectures and operational intelligence solutions," said Prashant Gupta, CEO Syndera Corporation.  She added "Our customers are realizing higher revenue, reduced operational risk, and greater competitive advantage that only the event-driven architecture of operational intelligence solutions such as Syndera’s could provide them."

“Complex Event Processing is a critical technology for organizations that want to reduce the latency in detecting, understanding and responding to changing business conditions”, said Frank Chisholm founder and CEO of AptSoft. “Were excited about Ventana Research’s new operational intelligence research practice because it recognizes the requirement for a process-oriented, event driven architecture supporting operational decision-making that can’t be addressed by the transaction-oriented, data driven architecture of business intelligence products.”


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