real-time enterprise is] a company that uses Internet technology
to drive out manual business processes, to eliminate
guesswork, and to reduce costs.
key feature of a real-time enterprise is spontaneous transaction
flow. In most businesses today, an event like a
customer order spawns thousands of transactions that go
through a series of vertically organized departments.
a result, most companies have a highly fragmented view
of their customers. A real-time enterprise addresses that