Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Ecosystems, 2019

Published: 31 July 2019

ID: G00370579

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


Business ecosystems continue to evolve, becoming the basis of new and innovative business models. Organizations are working to scale and develop their business ecosystems, and looking to leverage data from across the business ecosystem to provide insight and new services and customer experiences.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • ContinuousNext
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • Blockchain Business Models
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
  • At the Peak
    • Business Ecosystems
    • API Marketplaces
    • Blockchain in Logistics and Transportation
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Customer Engagement Hub
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • A Digital Business
    • IoT Platform
    • Public APIs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Cloud Computing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Content Collaboration Platforms
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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