Hype Cycle for Digital Technologies

Gartner has an extremely insightful “hype cycle” for new digital technologies. The cycle starts with an innovation trigger and can move along the cycle to reach a plateau of productivity. Granted, many technologies fail along the way, but this graph can help contextualize many up and coming technologies. Especially useful is the estimated time frame for reaching the plateau (see legend).

Hype Cycle in Innovation

“This year, we encourage CIOs and other IT leaders to dedicate time and energy focused on innovation, rather than just incremental business advancement, while also gaining inspiration by scanning beyond the bounds of their industry.” — Betsy Burton, VP, Gartner

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