Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hype Cycle–the technology adoption curve

The Hype Cycle is a graph used by the Gartner group to show the typical stages through which technology innovation gets adopted. It provides insight into the typical cycles that any new technology goes through.

File:Gartner Hype Cycle.svg

Another graph that maps to the hype-cycle is the “">Market Life Cycle” graph:

Figure 1.Market Life Cycle

And finally, there is the Magic Quadrant graph that allows one to figure out where their company/technology is positioned in terms of other competitors.

Figure 2.The Magic Quadrant

More info: Magic Quadrants

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