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Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part III
Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP

james gosling homepage  highly secret in this James Bond environment, and no vendor can easily provide references and brag about its experience. Still, the opportunity is there for all vendors to penetrate non-US intelligence markets. Certainly there have been a number of implementations in transportation and logistics (where TIBCO Software has been doing well) but my gut feeling is that the next major market might be in process manufacturing  and in other adjacent asset-intensive sectors (such as power stations and utilitie

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