Gartner Research

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


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


  • Event-Driven Business
  • Event-Driven IT


  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.