Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2011



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Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Erasable Paper Printing Systems
      • Context-Enriched Content
      • Voice-Augmented MFPs
    • At the Peak
      • Cloud Printing Services
      • 3D Printing
      • Printer Fleet Management Suites
      • Printed Semiconductors
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
      • Retail Digital Signage
      • E-Book Readers
      • Pagewide-Array Office Inkjet Printing
    • Climbing the Slope
      • QR/Color Code
      • Electronic Paper
      • Smart MFPs
      • Print/Mail Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      • LED Print Head Technology
      • Managed Print Services
      • Scan to Email and Scan to Workflow
      • Strategic Document Outsourcing
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Serverless Printing
      • Solid-Ink Print Devices
      • High-Speed Color Inkjet Printing
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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