IDC: Integration software market to grow to $5 bln by 2007

According to a recentlycompleted IDC telephone survey of over 750 IT managers in North America, 17% of respondents are currently using their ‘freestanding’ application/integration server software to automate business processes. IDC believes this trend will drive application/integration server software market growth in 2004 as an additional 14% of respondents indicated similar plans tobegin next year. IDC forecasts the worldwide application/integration server software market to grow 5% in 2004 compared to 2003, but notes that growth is very dependent on market health in North America, where the survey was conducted. IDC believes that the worldwide application and integration server platform software markets will reach nearly $5 billion combined by 2007.

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