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Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2014

Published: 22 July 2014

ID: G00263394

Analyst(s): Yulan Li


Organizations should use this Hype Cycle to evaluate their traditional and 3D print strategies for achieving cost savings and gaining a competitive advantage while complementing and enhancing their communications and content handling in an increasingly digital world.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Changes to the Hype Cycle Since Last Year
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Managed Content Services
    • NFC Printing
    • Voice-Augmented MFPs
    • Nanography
  • At the Peak
    • Automatic Content Recognition
    • Context-Enriched Content
    • Direct-to-Nonpaper-Substrate Printing
    • Printer Server Consolidation
    • Erasable Paper Printing Systems
    • Mobile Print Applications
    • Cloud Printing Services
    • Consumer 3D Printing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Printed Semiconductors
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Electronic Paper
    • Pagewide-Array Office Inkjet Printing
    • Printer Fleet Management Suites
    • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • Managed Print Services
  • Entering the Plateau
    • QR/Color Code
    • Scan-to-Workflow
    • High-Speed Color Inkjet Printing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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