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CIO Challenge: Adopt Event-Centric IT for Digital Business Success

Published: 30 May 2017

ID: G00322943

Analyst(s): Tina Nunno , Yefim Natis


Traditional business is transaction-based. Digital business is event-centric. CIOs need to invest in new event-driven design practices and technologies to enable successful digital transformation. This research answers nine strategic CIO questions regarding event-centric IT.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Event-Centric IT and Why Should We Do It?
  • 2. What Is the Business Value of Event-Centric IT?
  • 3. How Do I Ensure That My CTO or Head of Development Is Getting Ready for Event-Centric IT?
  • 4. How Do I Ensure That My Vendors Are Getting Ready for Event-Centric IT?
  • 5. What Role Should I Play?
  • 6. What Will It Cost Me to Make This Happen?
  • 7. What Do I Tell My Board?
  • 8. What Skills Do We Need to Make This Happen?
  • 9. What Must Other Business Units Do to Help Make This Happen?

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