IDC Research Reveals Intranet Web Servers More Likely To Be installed On New Systems Than On Current Hardware
LONDON, 11 June 1997: A new study from IDC, The UK Intranet Market, shows that
61% of Intranet Web Servers are likely to be installed on new systems, compared
to 24.4% on previously installed systems and 14.6% on a combination of existing
and new in medium and large UK organisations.
"The intranet market is new, fast growing, and has the potential to impact
virtually every aspect of IT," said Anthony Miller, UK Research Manager.
"Intranets are increasingly seen as a far greater market opportunity than
products and services for the Internet alone." IDC observes a whole new area of
competition with new market players, which is impacting the existing battles
over hardware platforms, network infrastructures and software solutions. "The
very nature and origin of intranets also means that telecoms companies have the
opportunity to become effective competitors in a market that was primarily the
preserve of IT vendors," said Miller. "The use of Web technology will
significantly change the way information is sourced and used within the
Additional Key Findings:
Improved communications, information sharing and flexibility are seen as most
significant benefits of corporate intranets.
90% of intranet users implemented the system on time or faster than expected.
Companies with intranets expect to spend 5% of their IT budgets on them in
Industry press is the main source about intranet information for most
The IS department is more likely to be the main advocate for intranets.
Videoconferencing is an emerging application for intranets.
The findings presented in The UK Intranet Market are based on telephone
interviews IDC conducted with 100 organisations employing 200 or more staff in
the UK. The UK Intranet Market Report is available to purchase from IDC at the
price of ú2,500.
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markets, products, vendors, and geographies.
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