Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2016

Published: 20 July 2016

ID: G00290774

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Brian Burke, Marcus Blosch


Digital business has kicked off a new wave of technology-enabled business innovation. This year, we highlight emerging trends that EA practitioners must pay close attention to relating to ecosystems, business architecture, platforms, human-centered design, economics and business-outcome-driven EA.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Highlights of the 2016 Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Algorithmic Business
    • The Economics of Connections
    • Economic Architecture
    • Human-Centered Design
    • Situationally Adaptive Behavior
    • Software-Defined Architecture
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Digital Ethics
    • API Marketplaces
    • Architecting Innovation
    • Design Thinking
    • API Economy
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Platforms
    • Mobility Architecture
  • At the Peak
    • Customer Journey Analytics
    • Security Architecture
    • Application Architecture
    • Digital Business
    • IoT Architecture
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Workforce Planning and Modeling
    • IT/OT Architecture
    • Business Capability Modeling
    • Business Architecture
    • Information Architecture
    • Big Data Architecture
    • Cloud Computing Architecture
    • DevOps
    • EA Governance
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • EA Certification
    • Solutions Architecture
    • Event-Driven Architecture
    • EA Frameworks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • 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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