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Gartner hype cycle for Emerging Technologies 2009

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Interesting to see the latest Gartner hype cycle chart for emerging technologies was published whilst I was on holiday. Sold as a sort of IT Manager’s Guide to emerging technology, it is an interesting read, although at $ 2,000 it should be. The link to buy the full publication is here.

Gartner Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2009

Gartner Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle 2009

Noteworthy to see that according to Gartner, Microblogging, Cloud Computing and Green IT are just about to drop into the ‘Trough of Dissolusionment’ on the chart. They are very different beasts.

Microblogging and Cloud Computing strike me as being very different issues for the typical IT department. Cloud computing has probably established itself as of general importance across an organisation, microblogging is probably viewed generally as a distraction amongst the majority of IT departments that I come into contact with. No great surprise that Twitter and the social media family will be put under increased scrutiny in corporate life in most organisations but cloud computing seems to cover a wide range of functions, many of which can be usefully considered as being non-core to an organisation’s cost base and competitiveness. While it has been overhyped by some, I expect Cloud Computing to cross the trough more easily than the social media technologies at first.

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One response to “Gartner hype cycle for Emerging Technologies 2009”

  1. Mark

    We agree with you on it getting cloudy in the enterprise first…

    Don’t think that Yammer is doing that well in closed group m-blog – but lots of companies using and monitoring twitter as voice to various affinity groups for companies (or as you and I call them customers)…

    That said as GenY further takes over the people paying the pensions, they will demand their facebook…

    S