Hype Driven Enterprise Architectureposted by John Spacey, April 03, 2011
Hype driven architecture — needlessly adding trendy technologies to a enterprise architecture.
Root CauseEnterprise Architects (EAs) may allow their excitement for popular technologies to to cloud their judgement.
Other EAs may face executive pressure to adopt trendy technologies.
ResultsHype driven architectural decisions may result in costly projects that have questionable business benefit.
Hype driven projects often fail when the hype bursts — everyone eventually realizes the project is pointless.
The SolutionAdding new technology to an organization's technology stack should be driven by real business needs — based on the merits of the technology.
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