August 10, 2011 - Private cloud computing is among the technologies that have moved into the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”, according to the 2011 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle by research firm Gartner. Other technologies the firm mentioned include wireless power, Internet TV and social media activity streams.

Gartner's 2011 Hype Cycle Special Report provides an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 1,900 technologies, grouped into 76 distinct Hype Cycles. The Hype Cycle graphic has been used by Gartner since 1995 to highlight the common pattern of overenthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism that accompanies each new technology and innovation. The Peak of Inflated Expectations is an early stage of the cycle when, according to Gartner, publicity produces a number of success stories, which are often accompanied by scores of failures.

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