95 Percent of Organizations Will Support Multiple Approaches to Enterprise Architecture by 2015

Gartner research shows that most enterprises will use more than one of the four basic approaches to enterprise architecture.

Gartner: Gartner predicts that nearly 95 percent of large companies will take a blended approach to enterprise architecture (EA) over the next three to five years. "Businesses are realizing that there is no one way to support EA," said Julie Short, research director at Gartner. "Decisions may be heavily influenced by a business context and the organization’s business landscape, people and politics, future state vision and experience. Regardless of the approach, EA must facilitate change. The key is to create, not the perfect or elegant architecture for the moment, but the most adaptable architecture for the future."

In the report, Gartner identifies four basic approaches to EA:

  • Traditional
  • Federated
  • Managed diversity
  • Middle-out

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