Web ServicesMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821346 | 504 Pages | 136 Tables and Figures | 2004

Web Services Market Assessment

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Web Services Market Shares and Forecasts
Promise of Web Services
Software and Platform Interoperability
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Web Services
UDDI Registry
IP Addressing and Directory Management
Web Services for Scalable
E-Business Applications

Web Services
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Web services represent a standards-based approach to integration and interoperability. Web services are self-contained, self-describing, modular applications that can be published, located, and invoked via the Internet. Web services do not address enterprise concerns for security, reliability and availability.

Web services perform simple requests and manage complicated business processes functions. Component-based programming and distributed computing enables component-oriented software development strategies with a foundation on widely accepted industry standards.

Web services enable existing applications and business processes integration at a level that is superficial. Security, workflow, business process management, business process modeling, Web services systems management, data transformation, adapter implementation, and preservation of transactional integrity are yet to be implemented.

Server-to-server connectivity between partners and in a business climate of ecosystems erodes the traditional enterprise perimeter. Web services have a long way to go to support mission critical implementation of information exchange. Wirespeed XML message transport needs security. XML security represents a broad area of services opportunity.

The complexity of proprietary systems comes from the difficulties of interconnecting systems not originally designed to support communication. Web services are protocols designed to achieve interconnection of proprietary systems. The trouble is, the protocols developed by Web services designers do not do the whole job.

The great promise of Web services is that they will catalyze the creation of a business network through which complex aggregations of products and services can flow freely. Syndication represents the premier mode of utilizing Web services efficiently. Syndication has been around a long time. The Internet is extending it as a business model to adapt to new market opportunities.

Web services at $166.7 million in 2003 are evolving as a portion of the total EAI, application server, and enterprise portal markets. They are expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2009.

Companies Profiled
IBM Corporation
Blue Titan
BMC Software
Cape Clear
Global eXchange Services
Grand Central Communications
Open Text
Plumtree Software
SeeBeyond Technology
Tibco Software

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred sixteenth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, telephone equipment, and energy. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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