The making of an acronym


Gartner calls the path of maturing that a technology usually follows “the hype cycle.” It describes a path often initiated by enthusiasm and high expectations, through a period disillusionment and eventually on to normal and productive use. If the technology makes it that far.

Enterprise Service Bus, is a newish technology that enters the stage with a fan fair, high expectations, and a promise to solve all our problems. As a result I refer to it as Enterprise Silver Bullet.

But this is not my main point. At the conferences I have recently attended, I have passed this definition on to a couple of analysts. Let’s see if it catches on.


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