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Hype Cycle for IT in GCC, 2016

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00290062

Analyst(s): Tapati Bandopadhyay


Cost optimization and tool selection are major focus areas of IT organizations in GCC. This Hype Cycle is a snapshot of technologies that will enable these key initiatives; GCC CIOs, IT leaders and technology professionals should consider these when developing IT strategies and roadmaps.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Omnichannel Apps
    • EMM Management of PCs
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Internet of Things
    • Smart City Framework
    • Green Cooling
    • Smart Transportation
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Office
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
    • IT Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • BYOD
    • Mobile Device Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Virtualization
    • Mobile Data Protection for Workstations
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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