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The Event-Driven Philosophy
- "Contemporary" to "Cellular"
- "Industry" to "Ecosystem"
- Knowledge Management in the Event-Driven Company
- All from Column A, All from Column B, All from Column C
- Embedding Your Core Competencies
To understand the event-driven company's posture toward others, it's important to explore the event-driven company's understanding of itself and the business environment it inhabits. The implementation by an organization of the event-driven architecture usually follows the organization's realization that, to paraphrase Albert Einstein, everything has changed but our way of thinking. Indeed, the world of business has changed so rapidly in so short a time that most executives are still holding true to yesterday's contemporary course when something much more powerful and flexible is required. The event-driven architecture is the first information system that directly ties the flow of information about business events to business logic itself.
Evolution of the business environment gives rise to a new vocabulary, which not only reflects that an evolution but signifies new ways of connecting with other players in the environment. For example, throughout this book I speak of "cellular" organizations doing business in an "ecosphere," deploying "inputs" and "outputs" to other cellular entities. These are not just new labels for old concepts or sensitive Silicon Valley-speak -I haven't heard anyone in the Valley use these terms, in fact - but a whole new way of looking at the relationships among business organizations in a time of enormous transformation.