Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2008


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Technologies and trends at or approaching the Hype Cycle peak include green IT, cloud computing and social networking platforms. Corporate use of virtual worlds and Web 2.0 are slipping into the Trough of Disillusionment, while SOA begins its ascent of the Slope of Enlightenment.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Erasable Paper Printing Systems
      • Context Delivery Architecture
      • Behavioral Economics
      • Mobile Robots
      • Augmented Reality
      • Surface Computers
      • Cloud Computing
      • 3-D Printing
    • At the Peak
      • Microblogging
      • Green IT
      • Social Computing Platforms
      • Video Telepresence
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Solid-State Drives
      • Public Virtual Worlds
      • Web 2.0
      • Service-Oriented Business Applications
      • Virtual Assistants
      • RFID (Case/Pallet)
      • Corporate Blogging
      • Idea Management
      • Social Network Analysis
      • Wikis
      • Electronic Paper
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Tablet PC
      • SOA
      • Location-Aware Applications
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Basic Web Services
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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