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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018: Event-Driven Model

Published: 08 March 2018

ID: G00346817

Analyst(s): Brian Burke, David Cearley , Yefim Natis , Mike Walker


Digital business is event-driven, so organizations need to invest in event-centric design practices and technologies to exploit digital business moments. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must champion event thinking across business and IT.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Event-Driven Model Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Event-Driven Model Fits in the Top 10
  • Event Thinking Drives Digital Business
    • Event Thinking Gives Control to Event Handlers
  • Event-Driven Technologies and Architectures Add Flexibility and Complexity
  • Request- and Event-Driven Models Are Equally Relevant
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

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