Published: August 2018
Gartner Hype Cycle
Circulated: March 25, 2020
The Gartner Hype Cycle provides a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies.
Innovation Trigger: Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity.
Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity produces a number of success stories — often accompanied by scores of failures.
Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail.
Slope of Enlightenment: Benefits are more widely understood. Second- and third-generation products appear from technology providers.
Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off.