There’s no doubt that enterprises have always known about Business Events, but it’s only in relatively recent times that Business Events are being recognized and processed as vital signals and indicators of Business activity.
Capturing and analyzing events the moment they occur provides valuable insights, capable of improving the reactions times and quality of decisions that every enterprise takes, and managed correctly is capable of transforming an enterprise from a knee-jerk reactionary organization into a proactive customer- and service-centric organization.
These events already occur within every organization, but not every organization is geared up to capture, evaluate and analyze this data. John Rymer at Forrestor recently posed some questions directly related to how organizations might be struggling to capture, store, manage and analyze this potentially vast amount of event data, and asks for stats. Should be interesting, but not just as growth stats of transactions volumes, but probably more in terms of enterprises waking up to the value of the event data they already produce but know nothing about. Yet.