LOS ANGELES, June 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The worldwide application deployment software market grew 4.4 percent in 2003 to reach over 7 billion US dollars in software revenues, IDC reported on Tuesday.
Application deployment software market includes application, Web and
integration servers, and message-oriented, transaction-server and
IDC, a US high tech market research firm, said it expects this market
to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 4 percent through 2008.
According to IDC, the top ranking vendors for 2003 remained the same
as in 2002 for the application deployment software market. IBM, BEA and Oracle
had shares of 35.6 percent, 11.5 percent, and 5.9 percent, respectively, and all
three gained share when compared to 2002.
IDC projected that in 2004 the overall application deployment
platform software market will grow almost 4 percent from 2003. The company said
its forecast is based on interviews with over 1,200 IT managers conducted in
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