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Smart Partner: $25B ASP Market By Year 2004 [Gartner]

Aug 09, 2000, 23:59 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

[ While Linux is not mentioned in this story, the Gartner research estimates the size of the ASP market, which Oracle is going after -- with Linux -- in a big way with their Internet Application Server; see first few related stories below - LT ed. ]

"Over a five-year period stretching from 1999 to 2004, the ASP market will boom from a $1 billion emerging industry to a $25.3 billion gold mine, according to new research to be released today by the Gartner Group. Along the way, though, about 96 percent of today's ASPs will cease to exist, and the term ASP will be replaced by other names."

"In a press teleconference today, Gartner analysts predicted that the worldwide ASP market will grow from $1 billion in 1999 to $3.5 billion by the end of 2000 and $8.4 billion by the close of 2001. Also by 2001, however, fully 60 percent of ASPs will fail, said Gartner VP and research director Audrey Apfel."

"With its recently unveiled .NET initiative, Microsoft also is making a big step into the ASP arena. Microsoft "will enter a market when it represents a threat to their traditional business," Apfel noted. Microsoft's entrance "gives some validity to the market," she added. But Microsoft will not necessarily dominate the ASP space, Apfel predicted. Instead, Microsoft will need to successfully manage the same "balancing act" as other players."

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