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The Event-Driven Future
When I first sketch the benefits of the event-driven infrastructure to new business acquaintances, many indeed think the concept is a fantasy. Their experience is that tying just two applications, two databases, or two corporate subsidiaries together is challenging enough. To them it seems like a distant and impossibly complex dream to link an enterprise's entire flow of information, from any number of sources, in a manner that gathers, integrates, and upgrades internally and externally generated information and delivers it to the people who need it, all in real time.
But it is not a future dream. It can be done today. It must be done soon: The need for globally integrated, real-time information-delivery systems is already clearly apparent as I write this (in the summer of 1999) and will only become more so as the networked world spins ever closer to reality.