Prediction: events the next big event for enterprise IT

We're moving from transaction-based processing to event processing, says TIBCO CEO Ranadive

Quote of the Week:

"When we look back on history, I believe that this past year 2009, will be considered the true start of the 21st century. We’re now living in a time when cell phones exceed landlines, laptop sales exceed desktop sales and students graduating from high school this year have grown up with their entire lives being spent on the Web. Similar to these trends from the consumer space, the big shift taking place in the enterprise is this shift from transactions to events. Just as surely as the enterprise shifted from mainframes to client server models they are now shifting from those same client server models to businesses built around events."

- Vivek Ranadive, chairman and CEO, TIBCO (transcript courtesy of Seeking Alpha)