Gartner Research

Stop the Madness of Ad Hoc Information Infrastructure!

Published: 23 May 2013

ID: G00252392

Analyst(s): Anne Lapkin, Ted Friedman , Mark Beyer , Andrew White


Architects, solution designers and process owners struggle to modernize information infrastructures away from ad hoc decisions to achieve an increased rate of return. The information capabilities framework guides the design of a comprehensive, deliberate information infrastructure.

Table Of Contents


  • Support Information Infrastructure Improvements With an Appropriate Cost-Benefit Model
  • What Is a Comprehensive, Deliberate Information Architecture?
  • Comparing and Contrasting Purpose-Built Data With a Comprehensive, Deliberate Information Architecture
  • Information Infrastructures Must Address Key Capabilities
  • What Is an Authority Model?
  • Who Will Use This Research?

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