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Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycles Highlight Digital Business Ecosystems

Published: 11 August 2016

ID: G00311535

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , David Willis


New digital business models require ecosystems of people, businesses and technologies that must scale beyond the enterprise. IT and business leaders can use Gartner's Hype Cycles to find emerging technologies to support this transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • Megatrends Driving Digital Business Evolution
  • The Most Significant Profile Changes Supporting Digital Business
    • Shift No. 1: Digital Business Advances to a New Era
    • Shift No. 2: A New Age of AI and Deep Machine-Learning Technologies
    • Shift No. 3: Security and Cloud Are Less Hyped, but Not Less Critical
    • Shift No. 4: Scaling Up and Out Becomes the Next Challenge

Research Highlights

  • Most Popular Hype Cycles
  • New and Significantly Changed Hype Cycles
  • Roles
    • CIOs
    • Supply Chain Leaders
    • Marketing Leaders
    • Technology and Service Providers

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