Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2017

Published: 28 July 2017

ID: G00328393

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Betsy Burton


As digital business progresses, we see an increasing focus on platforms, business ecosystems, analytics and design elements of EA, and a reinterpretation of the fundamentals. For IT leaders willing to rise to the challenge, these are times of unprecedented opportunity.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Highlights of the 2017 Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Algorithmic Business
    • Human-Centered Design
    • Process Simulation Modeling
    • The Economics of Connections
    • Economic Architecture
    • Software-Defined Architecture
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • Architecting Innovation
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Digital Twin
    • Design Thinking
    • Digital Ethics
    • Mobility Architecture
  • At the Peak
    • Customer Journey Analytics
    • Digital Business Platform
    • Security Architecture
    • Business Ecosystems
    • IMC-Enabled Hyperscale Application Architecture
    • IoT Architecture
    • Business Capability Modeling
    • Workforce Planning and Modeling
    • Digital Business
    • EA Governance
    • Business Architecture
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Native Application Architecture
    • Information Architecture
    • DevOps
    • Solutions Architecture
    • Operational In-Memory DBMS
    • EA Certification
    • Cloud Computing Architecture
    • EA Frameworks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Roadmaps
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Enterprise Architecture Tools
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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