Gartner Research

Top Business and Sociocultural Macro Trends Enterprise Architects Need to Follow Now

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00335854

Analyst(s): Don Scheibenreif


Scanning external trends that will impact the organization and its markets is a critical requirement to prosper in the digital era. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders focused on mastering emerging and strategic trends can use this research for strategic planning purposes.

Table Of Contents


  • Top Sociocultural Trends
    • Demographic Tremors
    • The Big, Smart City
    • The Power of Me
  • Top Business Trends
    • Digital Business
    • The Digital Workplace
    • Platform Business and Business Ecosystems
  • Use Gartner's Disruptive Trend Framework to Evaluate These Trends

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