Variations on Hype Quadrants.. no Magic Hype… no, Hype Cycle.. or is it Magic Quadrant?

Gartner introduced their Real (Magic) Quadrant:

gartner real quadrant

Not bad.  But let’s not forget the customers’ prospective. Welcome to the Magik Kvadrant:

magik quadrant

But perhaps most revealing is Phil Fersht’s Painsharing Paradox:

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve » Zoli Erdos)


Simplifying the Gartner Hype Cycle – 2.0 Style

Fellow Enterprise Irregular Vinnie Mirchandani did a good job of un-hyping the Gartner Hype Cycle for emerging technologies.


He points out some inconsistencies comparing this year’s chart to the 2007 version. He should know, he is a Gartner Alumnus himself.  But I’ve been wondering if there was a way to further simplify it, i.e. make it digestible to average folks like yours truly .. and I’ve just found it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s the simplified,  scobleized, oprahized, too-oh-ized version of the Gartner Hype Cycle:

gartner hype fun

Courtesy of Geek & Poke.

(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)