Friday, August 21, 2015

Technology Hype Curve 4

@dgwbirch applies the Gartner Hype Curve (it's not a cycle) to itself.

Obviously I don't speak for Gartner, but I imagine they might be puzzled at Dave's extension of the notion of technology to something that is essentially a conceptual tool. So where are the limits of the tool, and is Dave just being mischievous?

In any case, perhaps different stakeholders are at different stages of the curve. Gartner itself has always been in the Slope of Enlightenment, deploying the Hype Curve for an ever-increasing number of instances of how the tool can benefit Gartner and its clients.

Meanwhile, if some people have become disillusioned with the Hype Curve, as Dave claims, there will always be a new generation of CIOs with inflated expectations. So that's alright then.

See previous posts

Technology Hype Curve 1 (September 2005)
Technology Hype Curve 2 (July 2009)
Technology Hype Curve 3 (August 2009)
Category: Hype

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