Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2009

Published: 21 July 2009

ID: G00169368

Analyst(s): Carol Rozwell , Allen Weiner , Simon Mingay , Leslie Fiering , Jeffrey Mann , Steve Ohr , Stephen Prentice , Van Baker , Mark Margevicius , Scott Morrison , Jonathan Edwards , Monica Basso , Gene Phifer , Anthony Bradley , Daniel Sholler , Andrew Frank , Christophe Uzureau , Jim Tully , William Clark , Nick Jones , John Davison , Whit Andrews , Pete Basiliere , Robert Mason , Nikos Drakos , David Smith , Mike McGuire , Kathy Harris , Jackie Fenn , Alistair Newton , Paul O'Donovan , Rafe John Graham Ball , Stephen Kleynhans , W. Roy Schulte , Yefim Natis

Summary

Technologies at the Peak of Inflated Expectations during 2009 include cloud computing, e-books and Internet TV, while social software and microblogging sites such as Twitter have tipped over the peak and will soon experience disillusionment among enterprise users.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • New on the 2009 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
    • On the Rise
    • At the Peak
    • In the Trough and Up the Slope
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Human Augmentation
    • 3-D Flat-Panel Displays
    • Context Delivery Architecture
    • Quantum Computing
    • Video Search
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Mobile Robots
    • Surface Computers
    • Augmented Reality
    • 3-D Printing
  • At the Peak
    • Internet TV
    • Wireless Power
    • Cloud Computing
    • E-Book Readers
    • Social Software Suites
    • Microblogging
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Green IT
    • Video Telepresence
    • Mesh Networks: Sensor
    • Online Video
    • Home Health Monitoring
    • Public Virtual Worlds
    • RFID (Case/Pallet)
    • Over-the-Air Mobile Phone Payment Systems, Developed Markets
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Web 2.0
    • Idea Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Tablet PC
    • Electronic Paper
    • Wikis
    • Corporate Blogging
    • Location-Aware Applications
    • SOA
    • Speech Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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