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Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2018

Published: 18 October 2018


Most IT organizations leverage nontrivial open-source software assets. IT leaders must understand, embrace, manage and direct how and where open source is used, and should use this Hype Cycle to assess the maturity of open-source solutions across the IT industry.

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  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Open-Source Contribution
    • AI Developer Toolkits
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • Android Instant Apps
    • Intellectual Property Management
    • Serverless PaaS
    • Open-Source Banking Systems
    • Open Banking Strategy
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • DevOps Toolchain
  • At the Peak
    • Open-Source Infrastructure
    • Open-Space Optical Communication
    • Container Networking
    • Open Bank Systems
    • Machine Learning
    • Open-Source Storage
    • Open Data
    • Open Data in Government
    • Open Compute Project Networking
    • OS Containers
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Blockchain
    • OpenID Connect
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Arduino
    • Open Banking
    • Spark
    • Advanced Analytics Solutions
    • Reactive Programming
    • Open SCADA
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • OpenNotes
    • OpenPOWER
  • Climbing the Slope
    • In-Memory Computing
    • SOA Testing
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Client-Side MVC
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels


Mark Driver

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