Hype Cycle for PC Technologies, 2006

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Summary

The cost of succumbing to PC hype is constant churn in the installed base with higher system image and support costs.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 What You Need to Know
    • 2.0 The Hype Cycle
    • 3.0 The Priority Matrix
    • 4.0 On the Rise
      • 4.1 Office Open XML File Formats
      • 4.2 Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Consumers (Mature Markets)
      • 4.3 PC Software Appliances
      • 4.4 64-Bit Computing
      • 4.5 Multicore Processors
      • 4.6 Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Consumers (Emerging Markets)
      • 4.7 Wireless USB/UWB
      • 4.8 OLED Screens
      • 4.9 Embedded WWAN
      • 4.10 PC Application-Streaming Technologies
      • 4.11 PC Application Virtualization
      • 4.12 PC Virtualization Software
      • 4.13 Hardware Virtualization
      • 4.14 802.16-2005 WiMAX
    • 5.0 At the Peak
      • 5.1 Blade PCs
      • 5.2 Nonvolatile Memory Caching
      • 5.3 Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)
      • 5.4 Three-Dimensional LCD Displays
      • 5.5 Ultramobile Personal Computer
      • 5.6 Blu-ray vs. HD DVD
      • 5.7 Micro Fuel Cells
      • 5.8 PC-Based Media Center
    • 6.0 Sliding Into the Trough
      • 6.1 Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Business Users
      • 6.2 ExpressCard
      • 6.3 Smart USB Drives
      • 6.4 Open-Source Office Products
      • 6.5 Tablet PC
      • 6.6 Wireless WAN Cards
    • 7.0 Climbing the Slope
      • 7.1 Linux on Desktop for Data Entry Workers
      • 7.2 Fingerprint Reader
    • 8.0 Entering the Plateau
      • 8.1 Bluetooth Version 2.0
      • 8.2 Smart-Card Reader
      • 8.3 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g
    • 9.0 Appendices
      • 9.1 Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
      • 9.2 Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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