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Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2014

Published: 21 July 2014

ID: G00264127

Analyst(s): Alfonso Velosa , Hung LeHong


The Internet of Things has the potential to transform industries and the way we live and work. This Hype Cycle helps enterprises assess the levels of risk, maturity and hype that are associated with a transformative trend.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • A Perspective on Public Sector and the IoT
    • A Perspective on the Industrial Sector and the IoT
    • A Perspective on Business Enterprises and the IoT
    • A Perspective on Consumer-Centered Enterprises and the IoT
    • Core IoT Challenges: Who Owns Data, and Who Has the Relationship With the Customer?
    • IoT Security Lags in Maturity Compared to Other IoT Technologies
    • Changes From Last Year
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Security
    • Smart Dust
    • Licensing and Entitlement Management
    • Smart Workspace
    • Ambient Energy Harvesters for the Internet of Things
    • Connected Home
    • IoT Platform
    • Operational Intelligence Platforms
    • Quantified Self
    • 802.11ah
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Internet of Things in Insurance
    • Decisions and Recommendations as a Service
    • Weightless
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • Machine Learning
  • At the Peak
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Smart City Framework
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Internet of Things for Government
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Context Delivery Architecture
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Intelligent Business Operations
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Smart Transportation
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Internet of Things
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Internet of Things for Manufacturing Operations
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Wireless Power Charging
    • Bluetooth 4
    • Complex-Event Processing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Big Data
    • Facilities Energy Management
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • AMQP
  • Climbing the Slope
    • RFID for Logistics and Transportation
    • ZigBee
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Wireless Healthcare Asset Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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