Mid Market (SMB) Application IntegrationMarket Opportunities, Strategies,
and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008
|Report # SH29821302 | 455+ Pages | 120+ Tables and Figures | 2003
Mid Market (SMB) Application Integration Market Assessment
Emerging Growth Opportunities
- Mid Market EAI SMB Market Shares
- Mid Market EAI SMB Forecasts
- Mid Market Application Integration EAI SMB Industry
- Guaranteed Service Levels
- Advanced E-Business Infrastructure
- EAI SMB Linking Internal Operations
- Information Overload and Decision Latency
- Mid Market EAI Company Positioning
- Reliable Messaging
- Lifecycle of SMB EAI Integration:
- Design, Deployment and Management
- Internet as a Market Force in Mid Market EAI SMB
- Internet Market Driving Forces
- Embedded Systems
Mid Market (SMB) Application Integration Market Opportunities, Strategies,
and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008
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.
Builders / iWay Software
Select Business Solutions
Report MethodologyThis is the one-hundred thirtieth report in a
series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications,
telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment.
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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
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leaders in the market segment.
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About the Principal AuthorsEllen 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.
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
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