Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Managing Operational Technology, 2016

Published: 20 July 2016

ID: G00290858

Analyst(s): Denise Rueb , Kristian Steenstrup , Simon Jacobson


The blurring of physical and virtual boundaries provides opportunities for asset-intensive, equipment-dependent organizations to become integrated digital businesses. It has heightened the awareness and importance for digital business leaders of aligning and integrating OT with IT.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cyber Physical Systems
    • ITAM Governance for OT
    • Remote Operations
    • Intelligent 3D Models
    • OT Professional Services
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • IoT Platform
    • IoT Services
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • Digital Business
    • Embedded Software and Systems Security
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Internet of Things
    • IT/OT Architecture
    • Machine Learning
    • Smart Transportation
    • IT/OT Integration
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Data Science
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Open SCADA
    • IoT Integration
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • IT/OT Communications
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Managed Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Intelligent Lighting
    • System Engineering Software
  • Climbing the Slope
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
    • Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Advanced Process Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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