Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for PC Technologies, 2007

Published: 25 June 2007

ID: G00148646

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Mikako Kitagawa , Mark Margevicius , Luis Anavitarte, Jim Tully, Leslie Fiering, Ronni Rosenstein , Amy Teng , Annette Jump , Jon Erensen , Van Baker , George J. Weiss, Brian Gammage, Charles Smulders, Stephen Kleynhans , Martin Reynolds , Stan Bruederle, Neil MacDonald , Phillip Redman, Rafe John Graham Ball, Anthony Kros, Ken Dulaney, Jackie Fenn , Joseph Unsworth , Leif-Olof Wallin


The cost of succumbing to PC hype is constant churn in the installed base, with higher system image and support costs.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • OS Streaming
    • PC Software Appliances
    • Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Consumers (Mature Markets)
    • Ultra-Low-Cost Mobile PCs
    • VoIP WWAN
    • 64-Bit Computing
    • OLED Screens
    • Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Consumers (Emerging Markets)
    • 3-D LCD Displays
    • Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
    • PC Application Streaming
    • PC Virtualization Software
  • At the Peak
    • Portable Personality
    • Ultramobile Devices
    • Web 2.0 Office Productivity Suites
    • PC Application Virtualization
    • Solid-State Drives
    • Embedded WWAN
    • 802.11n
    • Blu-ray vs. HD DVD
    • Multicore Processors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • PC-Based Media Center
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Electronic Paper
    • Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Business Users
    • Ultrawideband/Wireless USB
    • Nonvolatile Memory Caching
    • Blade PCs
    • Open-Source Office Products
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Tablet PC
    • ExpressCard
    • Linux on Desktop for Data Entry Workers
    • Wireless WAN Cards
    • Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Smart-Card Reader
    • Wi-Fi 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g
  • Appendices
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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