Team Collaborative Applications Require A Team Effort to Reach the Major Leagues, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 1, 2002 – The market for team collaborative applications (TCAs) will require suppliers and customers partner to integrate and customize offerings if TCAs are to play a major role in collaboration over the next several years, according to IDC.
"Team collaborative applications play such a strong supporting role for other business applications that many different types of vendors and customers want TCA on their team," said Mark Levitt, vice president of IDC's Collaborative Computing program. "Ironically, the single largest limiting factor for long-term growth of a distinct horizontal TCA market will be the successful inclusion of native TCA functionality into specific vertical applications, other business applications and operating environments."
According to IDC, several factors will contribute to boosting demand for TCAs:
Specific TCA functionality positioned for distributed component frameworks such as Web services
Real-time technologies joining asynchronous collaboration within TCA virtual workspaces
Verticalization and other customization to make team collaboration
truly contextual to business processes
IDC's recently published document, Worldwide Team Collaborative Applications Forecast, 2002-2006: Where Will TCAs Play? (IDC #26725) presents a five-year revenue forecast by region and operating environment, and identifies market dynamics and trends of TCA suppliers and customers. Vendor- specific market shares, profiles, and analysis will be published separately next quarter.
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