Monday, August 11, 2014

Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

It's the 20th Anniversary of the Gartner Hype Cycle and maps the journey to becoming digital businesses, identifying and employing the right technologies at the right time.

From the release 11-August-2014:

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, chief innovation officers, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and emerging technology teams should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.  
"The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is the broadest aggregate Gartner Hype Cycle, featuring technologies that are the focus of attention because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact," said Jackie Fenn, vice president and Gartner fellow. "Enterprises should use this Hype Cycle to identify which technologies are emerging and use the concept of digital business transformation to identify which business trends may result."   more


The next stage of development, according to Gartner is

Stage 5: Digital Business

Digital Business is the first post-nexus stage on the road map and focuses on the convergence of people, business and things. The Internet of Things and the concept of blurring the physical and virtual worlds are strong concepts in this stage. Physical assets become digitalized and become equal actors in the business value chain alongside already-digital entities, such as systems and apps. 3D printing takes the digitalization of physical items further and provides opportunities for disruptive change in the supply chain and manufacturing. The ability to digitalize attributes of people (such as the health vital signs) is also part of this stage. Even currency (which is often thought of as digital already) can be transformed (for example, cryptocurrencies). Enterprises seeking to go past the Nexus of Forces technologies to become a digital business should look to these additional technologies:

Bioacoustic Sensing; Digital Security; Smart Workspace; Connected Home; 3D Bioprinting Systems; Affective Computing; Speech-to-Speech Translation; Internet of Things; Cryptocurrencies; Wearable User Interfaces; Consumer 3D Printing; Machine-to-Machine Communication Services; Mobile Health Monitoring; Enterprise 3D Printing; 3D Scanners; Consumer Telematics.

See also
Hype Cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics, 2014
Hype Cycle for Content and Social Analytics, 2014
Hype Cycle for CRM Customer Service and Customer Engagement, 2014
Hype Cycle for CRM Marketing Applications, 2014
Hype Cycle for CRM Sales, 2014
Hype Cycle for Digital Commerce, 2014
Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing, 2014
Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2014
Hype Cycle for Mobile Applications and Development, 2014
Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2014
Hype Cycle for Open Source Software, 2014
Hype Cycle for Social Software, 2014

and more Hype Cycle 2014 at gartner.com

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