Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wireless Devices, Software and Services, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00252619

Analyst(s): Monica Basso


Enterprise mobile technology is following the consumerization curve. Many aspects are maturing, and innovation is more on software than hardware with a focus on adding to an existing experience rather than changing it.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Enterprise Mobile Management System
    • Mobile Virtual Worlds
    • Workspace Aggregators
    • Mobile Containers
  • At the Peak
    • Managed Mobility Services
    • Mobile Device Management: Services
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Enterprise Mobility Application Services
    • Mobile Cloud
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • Smartphone Hypervisors
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise Application Stores
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Mobile Collaboration Client
    • Mobile BI
    • BYOD
    • Mobile Data Intelligence
    • Mobile QoS for LTE
    • Mobile Unified Communications
    • Personal Cloud Synchronization and Sharing
    • Augmented Reality
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • NFC
    • HTML5
    • Mobile VoIP
    • Mobile Presence
    • Mobile Web Applications
    • Fixed-Mobile Convergence: Enterprise
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mobile OTA Payment
    • Mobile WLAN Access Points
    • Mobile Advertising
    • Mobile Service-Level Management Software
    • Native Mobile Development
    • VoIP Over WLAN
    • Mobile Device Management
    • Mobile Sales Force Automation for Opportunity Management
    • Tablets
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Data Protection
    • Mobile Social Networks
    • Mobile IM
    • Mobile Search
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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