In the last week we have seen a few situations where Gartner’s 2009 hype cycle research charts have been copied into public blogs and other websites without permission. We know this is often born of interest and enthusiasm for Hype Cycles. However it is not acceptable within our terms and conditions of use. Our company ombudsman Nancy Erskine, explains our reprint policy here.
A great deal of research work goes into these important annual documents and the chart itself is information rich, but without all the supporting pages it is very easily misinterpreted. You may have noticed we do not post these charts within our own GBN public blogs.
Thanks for your understanding.