Preferisco
Google
The WebPreferiscoPreferisco Blog
Home Services Portfolio Blog Contact Casa dei due Mori

Lynton Research Digest

2002
2003
2004
 
January
February
March
22nd
April
10th, 17th, 24th
May
1st, 8th, 15th, 23rd, 29th
June
12th
July
4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 31st
August
22rd, 28th
September
4th, 11th, 18th, 26th
October
9th, 17th, 23rd, 30th
November
6th, 14th, 19th, 27th
December
5th, 11th, 18th, 30th

Monthly Market Research Overview - December 2002

Previous Month Next Month

Weekly Digests

5th 11th 18th 30th

Overview

Competitive

  • Sonic Software successfully closed its acquisition of eXcelon, and launched its SonicSynergy partnership program; it met FY2002 targets by reaching $15M in sales - an 87% growth on last year's $8M. Sonic now represents over 5% of Progress Corporation's annual revenue, and it looks like all of Progress' growth is now coming from Sonic sales.

  • Yet more competitive products were launched or updated - further fragmenting and commoditizing the market in JMS (UberMQ, SwiftMQ, JORAM), integration (Charteris XML integration toolkit, Iona, Systinet WASP 4.5, DataPower), BPM/Workflow (Collaxa 2.0, iWay, Cape Clear) and caching (Tangosol Coherence 2.0).

  • Fiorano nets Toshiba-IT as its Japanese distributor

Industry

  • Researchers disagree on the details, but agree that 2003 should see at least some modest growth in IT spending. Web services are finally agreed to be here, and more or less useful, especially for integration (inter and intra company).

  • Various vendors (eg Tibco, Versata) reported Q4 up on Q3; though some are still suffering year on year falls, perhaps the turn finally has come.

  • More consolidation - IBM picks up Rational; a counterbid by Microsoft for Borland (and maybe Rational too) is rumoured.

Revision r1.3 - 29 Dec 2003 - 14:07 GMT
Parents: 2002
Copyright © 2001-2004 Nigel Thomas. External material referenced from this page is the property of its respective authors.