Open Systems, 2013, Vol. 21, № 7 (193)COVER FEATURES
BPM Yesterday and Tomorrow
Leonid Chernyak
In recent years, business process management has grown from an abstract concept into a comprehensive systematic approach, so today we can start to talk about a new notion: Intelligent Business Process Management.

The Aspects of a BPM Project
Yulia Wagner
The disputes on whether BPM is necessary are over, yet still not many businesses can boast that they really have managed to implement a business process management methodology. Why?

BPM at the Stage of Maturity
Sergey Plaunov
Being mature now, business process management systems are at the stage of widespread adoption both in the West and in Russia.

PLM through the Prism of BPM
Nikolay Nyrkov
For a modern manufacturing to be efficient, its business process management subsystem needs to be integrated with an enterprise management system. This, however, prerequisites looking at old issues of product design and manufacturing management from the angle of enterprise automation.

Avoiding BPM Implementation Blunders
Eduard Dolgalev
BPM is a business instrument for managing efficiencies while implementing corporate projects; it is wrong to consider it an IT instrument. Relying upon this notion, it is possible to avoid a number of typical issues while implementing a BPM project.

On the Way to a Dynamic BPM
Andrey Nikolayev
When BPM is used to manage predefined business processes, it is not possible to execute operations efficiently when there is no ability to determine the performers and their actions in advance. Meanwhile, BPM can be made dynamic using solutions that implement its missing link, Adaptive Case Management. EMC Documentum xCP is one of the systems fully implementing ACM requirements.

All You Should Know About BPM
Natalya Dubova
BPM CBoK is a body of knowledge on business process management providing comprehensive information on the concept.

Exascale Computers: Achievements and Prospects
Viktor Gorbunov, Georgiy Elizarov, Leonid Eisymont
For the next five to ten years, there are expectations for the emergence of systems with exascale performance, Moore’s Law end, transition to a post-Moore technology era, as well as for the commencement of building zetta- and yottascale supercomputers.

Big Data Drives Cloud Adoption in Enterprise
Huan Liu
The need to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data is finally driving enterprise customers to adopt cloud computing at scale. Understanding the economic drivers behind enterprise customers is key to designing next generation cloud services.

IT Asset Management: To Be or Not to Be?
Natalya Kalimanova, Vladimir Maksimov
Shrinking IT budgets and the need to advance IT as a main driver of business development force companies to pay more attention to IT asset management. A lack or inefficiency thereof can lead not only to losses, but also to significant risk increase and penalties. What needs to be done to make your IT assets risk free?

Why it is So Hard to Implement a BPM Project in Russia?
Marina Anshina
Using BPM for managing an organization is highly popular today: the acronym has essentially overshadowed ERP, especially in the banking industry. Disappointed in ERP initiatives, businesses strive to find consolation implementing another class of systems, yet the errors made when transitioning to either are generally the same.

Configuration Management Standards
Nikita Nalyutin
The aim of configuration management is to prevent a project from getting out of control while guaranteeing that all changes are authorized and accounted for according to a predefined implementation methodology. To regulate the process of configuration management in various industries, there is a number if international and local standards.

Putting a Kinder Face on Public Cameras
Lawrence O’Gorman
Surveillance cameras should have features to support interactivity between the public and those behind the cameras.

A Fresh Look at Big Data
Leonid Chernyak
Big Data can celebrate its «wooden» anniversary: five years is a long enough period to start contemplating on the past and making big plans for the future.

The First Compiler
Galina Ezerova, Engelina Lukhovitskaya
One of the world’s first translators was «programming program» PP-1 created at Steklov Institute of Mathematics of USSR Academy of Sciences almost 60 years ago.

John Boyd’s OODA Loop and Second Order Cybernetics
Leonid Chernyak
The cybernetics is coming back, and surprisingly enough, this is happening thanks not to scientists, but to military pilot John Boyd.

Enabling Web Searches for Music Scores
Yuliya Korukhova, Marina Martynova
Most of today’s online search services can locate music scores only by a piece’s title and composer name. Meanwhile, there should be ability for such queries to contain a fragment of music score or an audio clip. The web search feature that uses a tune fragment as an input could be enabled based on wave rules that are used in automated theorem proving.

The Big World of Big Data
Sergey Kuznetsov
The main topic of the June issue of Computer Magazine (IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2013) is New Opportunities and Issues Created by Big Data.