Hype Cycles

Gartner Hype Cycles. You can love ’em or hate ’em. But a bit of truth is always in them.

Now there is even a book abouth them. Vinnie has talked with one of the authors, Jackie Fenn of – bingo – Gartner.

Some of her comments:

Virtual worlds have been highly hyped over the last couple of years and are currently falling into the Trough. All things Green, including Green IT, are set for more hype in the coming year, as well as cloud computing. Underhyped – 3D printing (highly disruptive).

…consumer internet technologies (eg instant messaging, social platforms) tend to explode virally very rapidly, particularly compared to the rate that things move in the enterprise world, so they tend to be further along when we start to plot them on the hype cycle.