Key Take-Aways From The Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies, 2015

  • Mass Communications Hybrid cloud computing, machine learning and enterprise 3D printing are predicted to reach mainstream adoption within two to five years.
  • By 2020, 75% of businesses will already have transitioned to or will be in the process of becoming entirely digital businesses.
  • Enterprise 3D printing is at the low end of 5%-to-20% market penetration range today.
  • Seven new categories of technologies have been added for the first time this year. These include Advanced Analytics with Self-Service Delivery, Citizen Data Science, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Digital Dexterity, Micro Data Centers, People-Literate Technology and Software-Defined Security.

These and other insights are from Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015. This latest Hype Cycle reflects nascent, emerging technologies that are attracting the most interest from Gartner clients. Gartner’s analysts have also added in technologies their research teams consider significant and worth monitoring. Gartner clients can access the full report here.  For an excellent analysis of the report please see Gil Press’ post Self-Driving Cars Compete With The IoT For The Title Of Most Hyped Technology; Big Data Out.

It’s clear that Gartner is targeting enterprise leaders most influential in new technology adoption, including digital, business and market strategists in this specific hype cycle given the pragmatic focus on business outcomes.

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015 is shown below:

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