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CTO Alert: Master Event-Driven IT to Master Digital Business

Published: 18 August 2016

ID: G00308964

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Paul Vincent , Massimo Pezzini , W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Event processing is the native architecture model of the IoT and digital business. To succeed, organizations will need to master event-driven thinking in design, architecture, technology, organization and culture of their IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Event-Driven Business
  • Event-Driven IT

Analysis

  • Raise Awareness of the Role of an Event-Driven Model in Digital Business and Its Implications on Architecture, Technology, and Developer and User Experience Across Your Organization
  • Direct Application Architects and Planners to Consider and Event-Driven Application Model as an Option in All New Initiatives
  • Direct the Buildup of an Event Mediation Infrastructure to Match the Capabilities of Service API Mediation
  • Aim to Unify Event, Service and Other Intermediation Tools Into a Cohesive "Nervous System" for Digital Business
  • Commit Resources to Gradually Develop Proficiency in "Smart Event Processing," Including Contextual Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Rationalize the Relationship of Different Forms of Event Processing Technology

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