Published: 09 July 2008
Analyst(s): David Smith, Yefim Natis, W. Roy Schulte, David Gootzit, Leslie Fiering, Gene Phifer, Whit Andrews, Nikos Drakos, Carol Rozwell, Jim Tully, Jackie Fenn, Ray Valdes, Federico De Silva, John Davison, Kathy Harris, Johan Jacobs, Sharon McNee, John Monroe, Pete Basiliere, Joseph Unsworth, Anne Lapkin, Stephen Prentice, Rita E. Knox, Rafe John Graham Ball, Simon Mingay, Daniel Sholler, William Clark, Scott Morrison, Rich Costello, Monica Basso, Tomoko Mitani, Robert Mason
Technologies and trends at or approaching the Hype Cycle peak include green IT, cloud computing and social networking platforms. Corporate use of virtual worlds and Web 2.0 are slipping into the Trough of Disillusionment, while SOA begins its ascent of the Slope of Enlightenment.
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