Internet of Things added to the 2011 hype cycle

Updated annually since 1995 the annual Hype Cycle graphic created by Gartner tracks their perspective on specific technologies and their progress through a life-cycle from "technology trigger" to "plateau of productivity". This year the Internet of Things made their list for the first time and managed to squeak in at the edge of "Peak of inflated expectations". Sound about right?

Additional newcomers for 2011 include Big Data and Gamification which sandwich the IoT on the chart. Do you think they landed the Internet of Things on the right segment? View the graphic and chime in with your thoughts below.

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