Gartner Hype Cycle

Source: Gartner Published: August 2018

Source: Gartner
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.