A Technology Event is an Event at the Technology Layer.

There is an illustration of the model element in the Work system pattern (Do).

Technology Functions and other technology behaviour may be triggered or interrupted by a Technology Event. Also, Technology Functions may raise events that trigger other infrastructure behaviour. An event is instantaneous: it does not have duration. Events may originate from the environment of the technology, but also internal events may occur generated by, for example, other devices within the organization.

A Technology Event may trigger or be triggered (raised) by a Technology Function, Process, or Interaction. A Technology Event may access a Data Object and may be composed of other Technology Events. The name of a Technology Event should preferably be a verb in the perfect tense.

Category: Technology Layer and Behaviour aspect

Examples: Message received, Database update.

Source: Archi - The Free ArchiMate Modelling Tool - Hint for the model element.