Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2015

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00277490

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni , Adam Ronthal


Recognizing information as a strategic enterprise asset means that information must now be managed as an asset. This Hype Cycle tracks the progress of various technologies, practices and disciplines in enterprise information management to guide CIOs and CDOs embarking on or expanding an EIM program.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Analytics Governance
    • Context Brokering
    • Information Stewardship Organizations
    • Information Valuation and Infonomics
    • Bimodal IT Operations
    • Data Classification
    • Data as a Service
    • Graph Analysis
    • File Analysis
    • Data Lakes
    • Multienterprise MDM
    • Open Data
    • Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Multivector MDM Solutions
  • At the Peak
    • MDM and Social Data
    • Reference Data Management
    • Cloud Business Rule Services
    • Enterprise Information Management Programs
    • MDM Professional Services
    • Quantified Self
    • Information Capabilities Framework
    • Information Governance
    • Information Governance Organizational Structures
    • Enterprise Metadata Management
    • Data Science
    • Information Semantic Services
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Logical Data Warehouse
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • MDM of Purchased Part Solutions
    • Enterprise Taxonomy and Ontology Management
    • Big Data
    • MDM of Supplier Data Solutions
    • Information Stewardship
    • Master Data Management
    • Entity Resolution and Analysis
    • Linked Data
    • SaaS Archiving of Messaging Data
  • Climbing the Slope
    • MDM of Customer Data
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • MDM of Product Data
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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