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The Hype of Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies the future ahead

The recent Gartner Report on "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" has revealed some amazing facts about the future of emerging technologies... The Gartner report examines the maturity of 1,600+ technologies and trends in 70 technology, topic, and industry areas providing a snapshot of key technologies and trends in a specific technology, topic, geographic region, or industry domain.

The report covers technologies such as cloud computing, data center power and cooling technologies, media broadcasting, photovoltaic solar energy, and virtualization etc. providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that IT managers should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios. The Hype Cycle features technologies that are the focus of attention in the IT industry because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that may not be broadly acknowledged but which Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact.

According to Gartner the technologies at the peak of inflated expectations during 2009 include cloud computing, e-books (such as from Amazon and Sony) and Internet TV (for example, Hulu), while social software and microblogging sites (such as Twitter) have tipped over the peak and will soon experience disillusionment among enterprise users. Gartner further strongly revals that cloud computing will change the way the IT industry is seeing the supplier and customer relationships.

Gartner further has predicted that there a number of potentially transformational technologies that will hit the mainstream in less than five years which include Web 2.0, cloud computing, Internet TV, virtual worlds and service-oriented architecture (SOA)...  An interesting read, now it is up to enterprises and ISV's to decide where they want to stay on this hype curve.

More Stories By Georgia Kennedy

Georgia Kennedy has been working with enterprises, ecommerce companies and ISVs for the past 7 years helping them make better business decisions through the use of machine learning, data mining and social media techniques in various domains.

Her technology expertise includes working in analytics, data mining, web2.0, social media, statistical modeling techniques across different industry verticals like sales/marketing, telecom, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment.

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