Hyper Cycle

Businesses who use the Gartner Hype Cycle generally use the too graph out whether the adoption of any technologies and applications, and further assist in assessing whether these solutions are relevant to solving their business problems and/or identifying new opportunities. There are five key phases within the lifecycle of technology: Technology Trigger, Peak of Inflated Expectations, Trough of Disillusionment, Slope of Enlightenment, and Plateau of Productivity.
Hype cycle is often criticized for appearing to be more subjective rather than scientific in nature. Furthermore technology develops at various speeds over time, dependent largely on the speed of adoption and acceptance by the consumer. Lastly all technologies seem to have the same outcome, despite how significant or insignificant the emerging technology is perceived to be. I also not consider the hype cycle to represent an actual cycle, more like a curve chart. Identifying this as a cycle could propose technologies always cycle back to “Technology Trigger” after reaching “Plateau of Productivity”.
Technology recommendation 1 – High Risk
My company provides depot repair and desk side support services for our clients.. We do have a strict process in place that ensures we have the required parts on hand to replace any faulty or defective computer parts we identify needs replaced. This requires a strict process of ensuring each traveling regional technician either has the necessary parts on-hand in their possession or our vendors can dropship next day air to the client’s location. If my company had the ability to leverage 3D printing of specific key parts, such that generally always require replacement or specialty parts, the technicians could provide quicker service and beat customer expectations.
Gartner reviews 3D technology as an “innovation trigger” and “slope of enlightment” for enterprise 3D printing and 3D scanners. 3D printing is approximately five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption,...