Hype Cycle, Hyped


Gartner's Hype Cycle report lists technologies and trends that are moving through Bunyanesque stages (e.g., "Trough of Disillusionment," "Slope of Enlightenment").

The idea is that we get all excited about new things, talk them up, find out that nothing works as easily as expected, and finally the good stuff shakes out and makes a difference in the enterprise.

Now at or near Paris Hilton-levels of hype: Green IT, cloud computing, social computing platforms, video telepresence, and microblogging.

Web 2.0 is expected to reach mainstream status within two years, with an impact rated "transformational." Cloud computing, public virtual worlds, and SOA are expected to be transformational in two to five years.

Exotic image from release, below.



2 Comments for "Hype Cycle, Hyped"

  • Amanda August 27, 2013 1:29 pm

    I would like to underline the aatgnvdae of your part on Accessibility, given the many large organizations now experimenting with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the enterprise. By adding a layer of abstraction, in this case the desktop cloud, almost any device can be used to enable employees with a managed desktop.

  • Dorien Winterink August 18, 2008 9:14 am

    I would have expected to see SaaS in the hype cycle as well, too early?

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