Hype Cycles vs Investment Cycles

I noticed that Gartner released its latest hype cycle for emerging technologies last week (see this Forbes article for a summary).  I love the Gartner hype cycles and I loathe the Gartner hype cycles all at the same time because to me they represent the best and worst in the IT industry all in the one graph. I love them because they provide me with an excellent reference point on what is happening within the industry.  Reading the relevant hype cycle is a great way to get a quick update Read more..