Friday, July 20, 2012

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, is a Special Report that assesses the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 1,900 technologies.

Hype Cycles assist CxOs track technologies, to make business decisions, that maximize impact and value.

The Hype Cycle has been used by Gartner since 1995, to highlight the pattern of overenthusiasm, disillusionment and realism, that accompanies new technology innovation. Updated annually to provide guidance on when organisations should adopt new technologies.

Key trends for 2012:
1) Cloud Computing
2) Big Data

Trends to look out for in 2013:
1) Cloud
2) Big Data
3) Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
4) Software Defined Data Center
5) User Experience (UX)

With the continuing tsunami of Cloud and Big Data, these two technologies alone will drive significant advancements, that leads to business transformation, with a strong focus on both internal and external user experience.