Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, 2016

Published: 25 July 2016

ID: G00290750

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen , Wm. L. Hahn


This Hype Cycle provides insights into key opportunities for investment, growth and partnership, via technologies that local enterprises in Africa are leveraging with the purpose of transitioning to the digital realm successfully.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Interpreting the Hype Cycle Graphics
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Open-Source Banking Systems
    • Platform Business Models
    • MOOC Platforms
    • Bimodal IT Operations
  • At the Peak
    • Smart City Framework
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Internet of Things
    • Mobile Commerce
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Office
    • Wristbands
    • LTE-A
    • Social Media
    • Student Retention CRM
    • Payer Self-Service Mobile Apps
    • On-Site Photovoltaic Solar Power for Data Centers
    • Direct CSP Billing
    • Digital Wallets
    • Crowdfunding
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Video Visits
    • Super Wi-Fi
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
    • IT PMO
    • Mobile Money
    • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
    • Mobile Learning Smartphones
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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