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Hype Cycle for Enterprise Architecture, 2018

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00340337

Analyst(s): Jack Santos , Philip Allega


Today's enterprise architecture is more about technology-enabled business models and solutions than individual technologies. Platforms, ecosystems and a design focus are essential elements for enterprise architects. Continuous change is now center stage.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Human-Centered Design
    • DigitalOps
    • Economic Architecture
    • Continuous Planning
    • Trendspotting
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • Algorithmic Business
    • EA-Driven Ideation
    • Customer Journey Analytics
  • At the Peak
    • Security Architecture
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Agile Architecture
    • Design Thinking
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • Digital Ethics
    • Business Capability Modeling
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • A Digital Business
    • Digital Business Transformation
    • Information Architecture
    • Business Architecture
    • EA Governance
    • Solutions Architecture
    • EA Certification
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Architecture Roadmaps
    • EA Frameworks
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Enterprise Architecture Tools
    • Digital Optimization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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