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 organizations 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: