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Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2020

Published: 15 July 2020

ID: G00441743

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


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.

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

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