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Carl Hewitt
Carl Hewitt
Prior to starting Decisions in 2009, Carl began in mid 90′s as an innovator in object oriented programming for business. He started his first technology company in 1998 ( which developed a graphical configuration technology and rules engine. The company was sold to NetDecisions, a global technology company and private equity fund in 2001. As the CTO over technology ventures at NetDecisions, Carl also organized and created Fluency, a voice recognition technology based on the platform.
In 2003, recognizing the potential of workflow in conjunction with other configuration technologies, Carl formed Transparent Logic. Using a .net based platform, Transparent Logic delivered a fully graphical platform for creating workflows, rules and form building suite.
Transparent Logic was sold to Altiris/Symantec in January 2008. At Symantec, Carl was the Senior Director in charge of R&D for the workflow team. During his time at Symantec, he created the next generation Symantec Service Desk, based on the workflow technology.
Highlighting 4 general ways you could use business rules.  Read More
How can you use business rules? Let's explore a few use cases.  Read More
A quick look at the rule design experience in Decisions.  Read More
Highlighting the rule repository in Decisions.  Read More
One of the questions that we commonly get asked is ‘my company produces or has a software application that does __________, how does Decisions work with us?’ The reason we are contacted is almost universally the same – the applications do a great job at solving a task but need to be more flexible. The […]  Read More
With our 2.2 release, we are fully supporting being hosted on Microsoft Azure. We are pretty excited that our leading rule and workflow platform can now in this cloud! With Azure, Microsoft has reduced much of the complexity around scaling the data and processing architecture – removing some of the management of the physical deployment […]  Read More
We recently annouced support for Microsoft Azure, however, wanted to highlight something that we have had for quite a while – ability to run on and integrate with the Amazon AWS cloud services. Our support for AWS extends back to our intial releases. Our servers can be hosted on and we can integrate with the […]  Read More
Because the Decisions Platform is targeted at rule and process intensive business applications – and has a full set of business focused design technologies that all our customers applications to be customized and tuned without writing code – the user experience of being able to be fully interactive while doing complex tasks was very important […]  Read More
I do not like business books. Generally, do not like blogs either.  Here is my reasoning, if these guys were so good – they would NOT be sharing their scarce thoughts with the world. Would you rather build the next google or write a blog article on how a new algorithm will change the speed […]  Read More
The decisions workflow engine can be used to handle the backend of both SMS and IVR (interactive voice response) telephony integration. We do this by integrating with both Twilio and Plivo who provide an API layer for handling the telephony. To use this feature you need to have access to either a Twilio or Plivo […]  Read More
Creating software is hard… Automating processes is even harder because it combines the discipline of having to create software (structure data, produce language, interact with a user) as well as the need to bring along the humans who have to do the work. So, the question… Is Business Process Management and Process sofware to the […]  Read More
Decisions, a workflow automation platform, was an early adopter of Silverlight. Working with SL since the first beta release, we have been overall very happy with it. Being able to process and manage the user interface on the client, using a rich language (c#) has enabled us to really push the boundaries of what is […]  Read More
There will soon be a software application for every business need. There is no shortage of people out there building software for very specialized niches. An example of this was an employee who said ‘we really need to use a few software products to manage some client project. We need a file sharing to send […]  Read More