How Blueprint Can Help You Avoid the Trough of Despair

How Blueprint Can Help You Avoid the Trough of Despair

You’ve surely experienced some, if not all, of the stages of the Gartner Hype Cycle when trying to find the Next Big Thing in your organization. The Hype Cycle is a widely used image meant to demonstrate the general lifecycle of a new technology as it goes from extremely promising brainchild to tried-and-true, thoroughly adopted tool. When any revolutionary and potentially world-changing technology hits the public consciousness, “hype” surrounding potential applications skyrockets, and a race to adopt or find a use for this (usually) poorly understood new technology quickly ensues. Think of the initial public reaction to technologies like Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), or e-commerce itself. The number of organizations getting in on the tech-rush snowballs, and before you know it, it seems like everyone is trying to use that new technology for almost everything.

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