Several hyped technologies are ready for showtime, but others are years off, according to Gartner's new Hype Cycle on emerging technologies.
First, a look at the technologies Gartner says are two to five years from mainstream adoption, along with our analysis based on recent CIO Insight Research:
Green IT--Our research finds Green IT programs on the rise, primarily out of environmental and cost-saving concerns. (Click here to see our August research on Green IT.)
Cloud Computing--Despite the buzz, more than half of IT execs told us they're not looking into the cloud yet. (Check out our April report on emerging technologies.)
Social Computing Platforms--IT leaders expressed a growing interest in our April survey; the move to a "platform" will present challenges. Video Telepresence--IT execs want better communications capabilities, and that could grow with telecommuting.
Microblogging--Interest in corporate blogging is up, but microblogging services like Twitter haven't taken hold with businesses.