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Hype Cycle for IT in GCC, 2015

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00275668

Analyst(s): Biswajeet Mahapatra


Digitalization and cost optimization initiatives are of paramount importance to IT organizations in the Gulf Cooperation Council. This Hype Cycle is a snapshot of the predominant technologies that will enable these key initiatives in the region.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Smart Initiatives Driving Innovation and New Technology Adoption
    • Mobility as the Primary Mode of Services and Application Delivery
    • Data Center Modernization, With an Emphasis on Cloud Deployments
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Smart City Framework
    • Smart Transportation
    • Green Cooling
    • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • IT Workload Automation
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • Indoor Positioning
  • Climbing the Slope
    • BYOD
    • IT Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Device Management
    • Mobile Data Protection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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