Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2005

Published: 03 August 2005

ID: G00129853

Analyst(s): Nikos Drakos , David Cearley , Martin Gilliland, Ray Valdes, Rita E. Knox, Nick Jones , Whit Andrews , Mark Margevicius , Erik Dorr, Carl Claunch, Steve Cramoysan, Howard J. Dresner, Jim Sinur, Alexander Linden , Jeff Woods, Christophe Uzureau , Monica Basso, Jackie Fenn, Jim Tully, Ant Allan, Brian Gammage, Phillip Redman, Van Baker , Rafe John Graham Ball, Benoit Lheureux , Kenshi Tazaki, Yefim Natis , Leslie Fiering, Michael Silver, David McCoy, Mary Knox, Mike Blechar, Bob Hafner, John Pescatore, Betsy Burton, Mike McGuire , Christopher Ambrose, Bern Elliot , Allen Weiner, Jeffrey Mann


The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies targets planners who advise their organizations on the adoption of emerging technologies. We feature 44 technologies that have great potential impact or that are being significantly hyped or underhyped in the marketplace.

Table Of Contents
  • The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DNA Logic
    • Quantum Computing
    • Networked Collective Intelligence
    • Prediction Markets
    • 4G
    • Corporate Semantic Web
    • Business Process Platforms
    • Augmented Reality
    • Text Mining
    • Podcasting
    • Carbon Nanotubes
    • Model-Driven Approaches
  • At the Peak
    • Electronic Ink/Digital Paper
    • Inkjet Manufacturing
    • P2P VoIP
    • Biometric Identity Documents
    • Business Process Management Suites
    • Desktop Search
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Business Users
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Biometric User Identification
    • Grid Computing
    • Corporate Blogging
    • 802.16-2004 WiMAX
    • Wikis
    • Organic Light-Emitting Devices
    • Mesh Networks — Sensor
    • Web-Services-Enabled Business Models
    • Trusted Computing Groups
    • Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Internet Micropayments
    • Tablet PCs
    • XBRL
    • Radio Frequency Identification (Passive)
    • Videoconferencing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • Application Service Providers/Software-as-a-Service
    • Location-Aware Applications
    • Business Rule Engines
    • Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition for Telephony and Call Centers
    • Text-to-Speech/Speech Synthesis
    • Internal Web Services
  • Appendix A: Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
  • Appendix B: Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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