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Gartner's Hype Cycles for 2015: Five Megatrends Shift the Computing Landscape

Published: 12 August 2015

ID: G00277800

Analyst(s): David Willis, Betsy Burton


Gartner's 2015 Hype Cycles will help enterprises identify which emerging computing technologies, services and disciplines to invest in. This report looks across all Hype Cycles to spot the trends driving computing innovation today.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • Megatrends Driving Change
    • Megatrend 1: Digital Business Moves Toward the Peak of Inflated Expectations
    • Megatrend 2: IoT, Mobility and Smart Machines Rapidly Approach the Peak
    • Megatrend 3: Digital Marketing and Digital Workplace Quickly Move Up
    • Megatrend 4: Analytics Are at the Peak
    • Megatrend 5: Big Data and Cloud Make Big Moves Toward the Trough of Disillusionment
    • Movement Toward the Plateau of Productivity
    • Hype Cycles With the Most Significant Changes
  • Most Significant Profile Changes
    • Trend 1: Industry- and Domain-Specific Technologies
    • Trend 2: Digital Business and Nexus of Forces Continue to Drive Rapid Innovation
    • Trend 3: Security Is Pervasive Across the Hype Cycles
    • Trend 4: Traditional Infrastructure Technology Areas Move More Slowly
  • Popular Hype Cycles
  • New, Changed and Retired Hype Cycles
    • New in 2015
    • Name Changes and Consolidation
    • Retired Hype Cycles
  • 2015 Technology and Application Hype Cycles
  • 2015 Information and IT Services Hype Cycles
  • 2015 Industry and Domain Hype Cycles
  • 2015 Geographic Hype Cycles
  • Innovation Insights

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