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Mid Market (SMB) Application Integration Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008

  • ID: 39653
  • Report
  • October 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 455 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The mid market application integration (EAI) (SMB) industry depends on Internet application information exchange. There has been a rapid growth of business and consumer network use. File sharing, e-commerce, interactive television, video conferencing, and telecommuting, wireless communications, and a large increase in web content are basic system uses. Growth has resulted in levels of communications traffic that push the need for application integration out to departments and business partners of the large enterprise

Mid market application integration (EAI) (SMB) systems are located at the edge of the network and provide partner and departmental connectivity through the communications backbone network to enterprise IT departments. Mid market EAI is geared to manage large volumes of different types of voice, Internet, data, video, conferencing, and audio services as these media are exchanged between applications and travel from the edge of the network to enterprise partners.

Mid market application integration (EAI) (SMB) permits co-location of a group of distributed systems at departments and partners that connect to a central IT department. Deployment of services to distributed locations is from nodes on the network. Mid market EAI is evolving, giving a presence in every partner distributed node. Continued growth in the mid market application integration EAI is highly dependent on a vibrant economy. A strong level of capital expenditures for infrastructure depends on demand for solutions. EAI products are responsive to consumer confidence in a fundamental way.

Growth opportunities exist in small and mid size company markets that have remained underserved because companies believed them to be uneconomical. Technology integration, density, performance, quality of service (QoS), redundancy, and adapter ease of use have been improved and optimized. The demand for improved productivity is high.

Typically the mid market looks for multi-service packages that support high-speed data services for fast intranet, extranet, and Internet communications. Broadband business-to-business collaboration and Web hosting services enhance SME business capabilities. EAI infrastructure needs to leverage these aspects of doing business that are enabled by the Internet. Mid market EAI grows to $519.4 million by 2008.
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IBM Corporation
<BR>Global eXchange Services
<BR>BMC Software
<BR>Candle Corporation
<BR>Fiorano Software
<BR>Information Builders/iWay Software
<BR>Iona Technologies Itemfield
<BR>Level 8
<BR>M2 Systems
<BR>Kabira Technologies
<BR>Manhatten Associates/Logistics.com
<BR>MQ Software
<BR>Neon Systems
<BR>Rai (Research Adapters)
<BR>SAS Institute
<BR>Select Business Solutions
<BR>Software AG
<BR>Sun Microsystems/iPlanet
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