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Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2006

Published: 18 July 2006

ID: G00141901

Analyst(s): Jim Tully , Tom Austin , Gene Phifer , Carl Claunch , Daniel Sholler , Nick Jones , Andrea Di Maio , Rafe John Graham Ball , Mark Driver , David Norton , Paul McGuckin , Rita E. Knox , W. Roy Schulte , Steve Cramoysan , David Willis , Nikos Drakos , Martin Reynolds , David McCoy , Leslie Fiering , Monica Basso , Mike Blechar , David Smith , Whit Andrews , Ray Valdes , Christophe Uzureau , John Davison , David Mario Smith , Ken Dulaney , Jackie Fenn , Stephen Smith , Ted Chamberlin , David Cearley


The Hype Cycle for emerging technologies targets planners who advise their organizations on the adoption of emerging technologies. We feature 36 technologies that have great potential impact or that are being significantly hyped or underhyped in the marketplace.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • DNA Logic
    • Tera-architectures
    • Quantum Computing
    • Prediction Markets
    • Augmented Reality
    • Offline Ajax
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Telepresence
    • Event-Driven Architecture
    • Collective Intelligence
    • Model-Driven Architectures
  • At the Peak
    • RSS Enterprise
    • Corporate Semantic Web
    • Speech Recognition for Mobile Devices
    • IPv6
    • Mashup
    • Web 2.0
    • Folksonomies
    • Digital Paper/E-Paper
    • Social Network Analysis
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • RFID (Item)
    • Grid Computing
    • Ajax
    • RFID (Case/Pallet)
    • Biometric Payments
    • Wikis
    • Corporate Blogging
    • Mesh Networks: Sensor
    • Tablet PC
    • Mobile Phone Payments
    • Location-Aware Technology
    • Enterprise Instant Messaging
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Location-Aware Applications
    • Smartphone
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Internal Web Services
    • VoIP
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • Appendices
    • Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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