Gartner Hype Cycle for 2012

by tadej on 29.11.2011

in Gamification, Software

Every year, the research firm Gartner publishes a report of emerging technologies and the stages of their impact in the marketplace.

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report has become a constant source of inspiration for all kinds of technical and business professionals, from IT managers, marketers, directors to entrepreneurs.


The latest report includes technologies such as speech-to-speech translation, 3D printing, quantum computing and gamification.

To better understand the individual phases, here is the same graph with explanations.


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Paul Hassels Monning 30.04.2012 at 06:14

Thanks for sharing. Interestingly, in 2009 gamification and most other emerging technologies did not show up in that year’s edition of Gartner’s hype cycle. Here’s a comparison between the 2009 hype cycle to the one that is valid up until July 2012 when Gartner issues its next update:

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