Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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If you are working in Tech or Startups, you need to know this curve.

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Gartner's Hype Cycles 2011
  1. Technology Trigger: A tech breakthrough gets the ball rolling. Commercial viability is uncertain.
  2. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity and a few success stories create buzz. Most implementations do not succeed, however.
  3. Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Lots of companies fail.
  4. Slope of Enlightenment: 2nd and 3rd generation versions start to emerge and bigger companies start to fund pilots.
  5. Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. The technology's broad market applicability and relevance are clearly paying off.