Application Server Market Shares, Market Opportunities, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2002 to 2007  

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REPORT NO. K937264387128      300+ PAGES      100+ TABLES AND FIGURES   2002      

Application Server Market Assessment  


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Application Server Markets,

Market Trends,

Enterprise Application Servers for Back End Systems,

Enterprise Application Servers for Front End Systems,

Application Server Market Forecasts




Application Server Markets,

Web-Based Systems

Application Servers




Application Server Product Definition

Application Server Market Growth Factors

Application Server Market Shares

Application Server Regional Analysis

Application Server Market Growth Opportunities

Application Servers Used to Develop Applications

Application Server Positioning

Integration Application Server

Java Application Server

Application Server Strategy

Distributed Multi-Tier Applications

Web Services Definition

Web Services Architecture

Application Server Market Description  


Application Server Market Shares, Market Opportunities, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2002 to 2007

    Application servers permit IT managers in the enterprise to improve the efficiency of internal network communication and external B2B and Internet exchange operations.  A continual drive towards simplifying and automating processes is supported by application server development systems.

    Networked business relies on clusters of servers that address the business needs of various regional groups to achieve efficient transaction management access, enterprise-wide communication of transactions, and business process systems automation.  Application servers permit businesses to achieve distributed transaction management that improves business efficiency.

    Application server markets at $1.7 billion in 2001 are expected to reach $5 billion by 2007.

    Application servers are the systems that manage distributed transaction situations.  Application servers provide mission critical management of transaction in local venues.  Transactions require mission critical management.  The money needs to be managed.

    Application servers support services systems development.  This is a core IT function being extended to the business managers and business analysts.  The ability to implement rules and analysis at the server level is an essential aspect of doing business in a distributed computing environment.

    Companies are moving to take control of Web site management by managing distributed transaction servers.


Companies Profiled

Market Leaders  

Art Technology Group (ATG)




International Business Machines (IBM)






SilverStream Software

Sun Microsystems





This is the hundred and thirty-fifth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment.  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.  Installed base analysis and unit analysis is based on interviews and an information search.   market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, opinion leaders, 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 industry leaders in the market segment.  


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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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