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Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies by W. Roy Schulte, K. Mani Chandy

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4Costs and Benefits of Event-Processing Applications

This chapter describes methods for evaluating the costs and benefits of event-processing applications. This evaluation helps identify the range of applications for which event-processing approaches are suitable.

The costs and benefits of event-processing applications are related directly to business, because they visibly impact businesspeople as well as customers and suppliers. Therefore, costs and benefits should be evaluated by, or in conjunction with, business users. Applications that help businesspeople respond to events may change the way people work. For example, an application that detects risks and opportunities for traders in a company enables them to exploit these events and increase ...

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