Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Mobile Software and Services, 2014

Published: 18 December 2014

ID: G00263957

Analyst(s): Nick Jones


Mobile software and services will remain a fast-moving area with many innovations driven by consumer trends. Organizations must master a wide range of software and services to achieve the full benefits of mobility.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • SDA for Application Services
    • Bring Your Own App (BYOA)
    • Mobile Containers
    • Workspace Aggregators
  • At the Peak
    • Managed Mobility Services
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Mobile Virtual Assistants
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
    • Mobile Collaboration Client
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
    • Augmented Reality
    • Mobile Unified Communications
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)
    • Mobile VoIP
    • Mobile BI
    • HTML5
    • NFC
    • BYOD Strategy
    • Mobile Cloud
    • BYOD
    • Mobile Web Apps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Mobility Application Services
    • Fixed-Mobile Convergence: Enterprise
    • Mobile Advertising
    • Personal Cloud Synchronization and Sharing
    • Mobile Sales Force Automation for Opportunity Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • VoIP Over WLAN
    • Mobile Device Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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