If event processing is such a great idea, why hasn't everyone been doing it all along? Event processing is underutilized partly because relatively little data on current business events has been available in digital form until recently.
In the past, many events either went undetected or were detected but not reported in a digital form that could be sent over a network or manipulated by a computer. Now more events are detected and represented electronically, although, unfortunately, many are still not readily accessible to the people, devices or IT systems that could benefit from them.
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