Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Green IT, 2015

Published: 28 July 2015

ID: G00277206

Analyst(s): Vishal Tripathi, Anshul Gupta


Awareness among organizations of green technology and climate change issues is growing. There is a drive to reduce operational cost through energy-efficient technology due to growing demand from customers, partners and consumers.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Alternative Energy Sources
    • In Emerging Markets, Green IT Is Growing in Significance
    • User Awareness Will Propel Green IT Adoption
  • The Hype Cycle
    • New Additions and Changes to the Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Energy Harvesting
    • Green Power
  • At the Peak
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Green Cooling
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • OLED Lighting
    • Water Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Capacity-Planning and Management Tools
    • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Ecolabeling, Footprinting and Sustainability Certification
    • Cooling Management Systems
    • Demand-Response Management Systems
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • E-Waste (U.S. State-Level Regulations)
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Energy Storage (Grid Support)
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • E-Textbook
    • Digital Journals
    • Digital Magazines
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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