Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2016

Published: 14 July 2016

ID: G00290227

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Alfonso Velosa , W. Roy Schulte


The Internet of Things is helping to blur the physical and digital world, as well as transform industries and the way we live and work. This Hype Cycle helps enterprises assess the building blocks and the levels of risk, maturity and hype associated with this transformative trend.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Licensing and Entitlement Management
    • Digital Twin
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Infonomics
    • Things as Customers
    • IoT Business Solutions
    • Digital Ethics
    • Edge Analytics
    • IoT-Enabled ERP
    • IoT Platform
    • IoT Services
  • At the Peak
    • IoT Edge Architecture
    • IoT for Customer Service
    • Connected Home
    • IoT Architecture
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Wide-Area IoT Networks
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Internet of Things
    • Machine Learning
    • Enterprise Information Management Programs
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • IT/OT Integration
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • IoT Integration
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Managed Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Smart Lighting
  • Climbing the Slope
    • MDM of Product Data
    • Data Federation/Virtualization Tools
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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