Feeds

Soap and WSDL ‘must haves’ for web services – IDC

By the end of this year, already...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

Support for fundamental web services standards such as SOAP and WSDL will become a "must have" feature of application server software platform (ASSP) by the end of 2002, according to the latest report from industry analyst firm International Data Corp (IDC).

The Framingham, Massachusetts-based firm said that the majority of vendors have now added basic web services capabilities to their ASSP products, and believed that it will become virtually impossible to sell an ASSP product that does not have at least basic support. It also believed that the increasing interest in deploying web services could help drive application software sales.

The report, which is entitled Western European Application Server Software Platform Market Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006, compares ASSP market growth in Western Europe with the rest of the world. IDC said that during 2000 and early 2001, the ASSP market enjoyed dynamic growth and attracted a large number of vendors. However, the IT downturn last year caused worldwide market growth to dwindle to 10.5%. Growth in Western Europe for 2001 was a disappointing 10.6%, while the US market stagnated at 0.1% growth, according to IDC. Other regions were not as badly impacted and achieved more respectable growth rates of 33.8% (Asia/Pacific) and 59.9% (rest of world).

Forecast growth for 2001 to 2006 is rather modest, with initial growth for 2001-2002 of slightly over 20%, falling to around 12% by 2005-2006. IDC believed that the market in recovery is likely to become commoditized and the number of vendors will consolidate.

It also predicted that vendors will rely on revenue from higher level products based on ASSPs to retain their profitability, and that basic ASSP will be provided as a freely downloadable product, or some of the application server functionality will be absorbed into the operating system.

© Computerwire.com. All rights reserved.

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.