Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2020


As part of a digital business strategy, the Internet of Things blends the physical and digital worlds and is transforming the way we live and work. This Hype Cycle will help enterprises assess the level of maturity and hype associated with critical IoT building blocks.

Published: 15 July 2020

ID: G00441743

Analyst(s): Alfonso Velosa Dale Kutnick Benoit Lheureux Roger Williams

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • MDM of “Thing” Data
    • Governance of Digital Twins
    • IoT-Enabled Product as a Service
    • Digital Twin of the Person
    • Things as Customers
    • Information Products
    • Blockchain and IoT
  • At the Peak
    • IT/OT/ET Alignment
    • IoT-Enabled Applications
    • Edge Analytics
    • Digital Thread
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Indoor Location for People Tracking
    • IoT in Healthcare
    • IoT Services
    • Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • IoT Security
    • Digital Twin
    • Event Stream Processing
    • IoT Edge Architecture
    • IoT Platform
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Internet of Things
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Managed IoT Connectivity Services
    • IoT Integration
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

Gartner Recommended Reading

Become a Client

Speak with a Gartner specialist to learn how you can access this Magic Quadrant, plus insights, advice and tools to help you achieve your goals.

Contact Information

All fields are required.

By clicking the "Submit" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already a Gartner client?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.