Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Green IT, 2014

Published: 31 July 2014

ID: G00263628

Analyst(s): Vishal Tripathi, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


The hype around green IT includes not only efficient technologies, but also solutions that enable CIOs and IT leaders to understand compliance with environmental guidelines, regulations and procurement standards, while gaining operational resource efficiencies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Energy Harvesting
  • At the Peak
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • OLED Lighting
    • Capacity-Planning and Management Tools
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Water Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Ecolabeling, Footprinting and Sustainability Certification
    • Demand Response Management Systems
    • E-Waste (U.S. State-Level Regulations)
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Energy Storage (Grid Support)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Digital Magazines
    • E-Textbooks
    • Server Repurposing
    • Thin Provisioning
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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