The Hype Cycle is one of Gartner’s longest standing research tools. Our clients use it annually, to help filter the deluge of new technology and innovation opportunities they might choose to adopt. Each year, hundreds of Gartner analysts are involved in researching and publishing individual Hype Cycle reports tracking many emerging and evolving technologies and techology-related innovations. Our project to deliver the ‘special report’ – an integrated collection of all those indivividual hype cycle reports – is on track to publish this August.
Last year we published over 90 hype cycles, which between them profiled 1,963 technologies and related innovations. This year it will be close to 100 hype cycles and over 2000 profiles. Some of the new ares of coverage will include: Open Banking, Procurement, Embedded Software and Systems, Consumer Market Research, Multienterprise Solutions and ICT in Africa. I’m always excited to see the annual update – to find out what’s peaking, what’s troughing and what’s brand new at the trigger point of the curve.