Hype Cycle for Green IT, 2015

Archived Published: 28 July 2015 ID: G00277206

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Awareness among organizations of green technology and climate change issues is growing. There is a drive to reduce operational cost through energy-efficient technology due to growing demand from customers, partners and consumers.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
      • Alternative Energy Sources
      • In Emerging Markets, Green IT Is Growing in Significance
      • User Awareness Will Propel Green IT Adoption
    • The Hype Cycle
      • New Additions and Changes to the Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Energy Harvesting
      • Green Power
    • At the Peak
      • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
      • Consumer Energy Storage
      • Green Cooling
      • Server Digital Power Module Management
      • Building-Integrated PV Solar
      • Consumer Smart Appliances
      • OLED Lighting
      • Water Management
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Capacity-Planning and Management Tools
      • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
      • Asset Performance Management
      • Ecolabeling, Footprinting and Sustainability Certification
      • Cooling Management Systems
      • Demand-Response Management Systems
      • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
      • E-Waste (U.S. State-Level Regulations)
      • Micro Fuel Cells
      • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Energy Storage (Grid Support)
      • Hosted Virtual Desktops
      • E-Textbook
      • Digital Journals
      • Digital Magazines
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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