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Hype cycles are common in many markets. For technology markets, Gartner® has established a five-phase hype cycle used since 1995 to track a new technology from its trigger phase to the point where it has become widely demonstrated and accepted. For many technologies, these hype cycles typically span anywhere from three to ten years. When a technology breakthrough gains momentum with the press and possibly launches a product, that particular technology gets triggered. This describes the first phase of the cycle. In the second phase, expectations for that technology are inflated because of a few over-enthusiasts pledging unrealistic paybacks. When these paybacks are not obviously realized, the press walks away from that technology, leading some of the enthusiasts to drop out in the third phase. The enthusiasts who remain on board continue to utilize the technology du... (more)

Biggest Enterprise Architecture Challenge: Proving Its Value

Enterprise Architecture (EA) means different things to different people. Every organization has heard of it. Many mid-to-large organizations have a department for it. On average, depending on the size of the Information Technology (IT) department, these EA departments consist of three to fifteen enterprise architects. When EA departments first started, they presented a wide range of business cases to Chief Information Officers (CIOs). These cases covered everything from an EA that provides cheaper, better and more flexible system integration to an EA that increases shareholder v... (more)