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Hype Driven Enterprise Architecture

        posted by , April 03, 2011

Hype driven architecture — needlessly adding trendy technologies to a enterprise architecture.

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Root Cause

Enterprise Architects (EAs) may allow their excitement for popular technologies to to cloud their judgement.

Other EAs may face executive pressure to adopt trendy technologies.

Results

Hype 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 Solution

Adding 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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