Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Ecosystems, 2017

Published: 21 July 2017

ID: G00328839

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Marcus Blosch , Mark O'Neill


In the digital age, business ecosystems are becoming significantly more dynamic and complex, and increasingly becoming a key source for innovation. This new Hype Cycle is designed to provide clients with the insights needed to capitalize on ecosystem opportunities afforded by digital business.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Algorithmic Business
    • Human-Centered Design
    • The Economics of Connections
    • Thing Commerce
    • The Programmable Economy
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Blockchain-Based ACH Payments
    • Conversational Analytics
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • API Marketplaces
    • Collaborative Customer Interfaces
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Customer Engagement Hub
    • Design Thinking
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Business Platform
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Exostructure Strategy
    • API Economy
    • IoT Platform
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Internet of Things
    • Blockchain
    • Digital Business
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Public Web APIs
    • Big Data
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Content Collaboration Platforms
    • Crowdsourcing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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