JUPITERMEDIA'S JUPITER RESEARCH DIVISION REPORTS THAT PERVASIVE WEB SERVICES TECHNOLOGY WILL NOT LEAD TO DIRECT REVENUE STREAMS FOR MOST VENDORS(New York, NY - October 11, 2002) - Jupiter Research, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (formerly INT Media Group, Inc.), today reported that 82% of IT executives say that they have deployed Web services. Web services are software modules that can be easily integrated and run on distributed computers throughout the Internet or on a company's internal network. The major software and hardware vendors, including IBM, Microsoft and Sun, are investing aggressively in the technology in the hopes that their vision of Web services becomes widely accepted.
Jupiter Research's recently released report, titled "Web Services: Gauging the Impact on Business Alignment with IT," states that although Web services technology will not reach full maturity for another three to five years, there is already a near universal experimentation and exploration of it today. Executives have chosen to ignore security concerns and the relative immaturity of the technology. "The adoption of Web services technology is very broad but not yet very deep," said David Schatsky, Vice President and Research Director at Jupiter Research. "While everyone is piloting something, a dramatic transformation of enterprise computing is still at least a couple of years away."
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"Ironically, Web services technology could shift IT decisions and power to central IT groups and away from technology groups aligned with internal business units," said Schatsky. "This could create friction between business-unit-aligned IT groups accustomed to developing and deploying applications without central IT oversight."
Web Services Market is a Fantasy
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