Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2015

Published: 30 July 2015

ID: G00277792

Analyst(s): Philip Allega , Betsy Burton


The emergence of disruptive digital business technology and business models is driving the need for enterprise architects to engage more broadly across internal architecture practices, explore new technologies and practices, and evolve their perspectives to focus on the broader business ecosystem.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Highlights of the 2015 Hype Cycle
    • 1. Embrace and Integrate With Emerging Architecture Practices
    • 2. Collaborate With Established IT Architecture Practices
    • 3. Facilitate and Lead Architectural Influence in the Digital Business Ecosystem
  • Additional Significant Changes to the 2015 Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Economic Architecture
    • Software-Defined Architecture
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Architecting Innovation
    • Big Change
    • Customer Journey Analytics
    • API-Enabled Ecosystems
    • EA Consultancies
    • Mobility Architecture
    • Security Architecture
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Business
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Workforce Planning and Modeling
    • Big Data Architecture
    • Application Architecture
    • IoT Architecture
    • DevOps
    • Information Architecture
    • OT Architecture
    • Business Capability Modeling
    • EA Governance
    • Business Architecture
    • Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • EA Certification
    • Solutions Architecture
    • Event-Driven Architecture
    • EA Frameworks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • EA Roadmaps
    • Enterprise Architecture Tools
    • Enterprise Architecture
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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