Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2018

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00340237

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


The Internet of Things is helping to blend the physical and digital world, and it will transform industries and the way we live and work. This Hype Cycle helps enterprises assess the critical building blocks and the levels of maturity and hype associated with IoT.

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
    • IoT-Enabled Product as a Service
    • Things as Customers
    • IoT-Enabled Applications
    • Edge AI
    • Infonomics
    • Managed IoT Services
    • Hardware Security
    • IoT Edge Analytics
  • At the Peak
    • IoT Business Solutions
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • IoT Security
    • Digital Ethics
    • IoT Services
    • IoT Platform
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Automotive Real-Time Data Analytics
    • IoT Edge Architecture
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • LPWA
    • Internet of Things
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Low-Cost Development Boards
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • Intelligent Building Automation Systems
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Managed Machine-to-Machine Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IoT Integration
    • Smart Lighting
    • Cloud MOM Services (momPaaS)
    • Indoor Positioning
    • MDM of Product Data
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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