Hype Cycle for Small and Midsize Businesses, 2014

Archived Published: 29 July 2014 ID: G00258077

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This Hype Cycle highlights technologies that can improve business outcome for SMBs. Some of these technologies are mature but underutilized by SMBs. Some are leading-edge technologies that are more immature but less risky and easier to adopt by SMBs because of their scale.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • IT Operations Analytics
    • At the Peak
      • Cloud-Based Backup Services
      • Predictive Analytics
      • Hosted Virtual Desktop Services
      • Logical Data Warehouse
      • Social Content
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Big Data
      • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services
      • Application Performance Monitoring
      • Hybrid Cloud Computing
      • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)
      • Public Cloud Storage
      • Cloud Office Systems
      • Cloud UC (UCaaS)
      • Business Service Management Tools
      • Enterprise Social Networking Applications
      • Public Cloud ERP for Small or Midsize Businesses
    • Climbing the Slope
      • HRMS via SaaS
      • In-Memory Analytics
      • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure
      • Financial Management Applications SaaS
      • Data Quality Tools
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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