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Will the same happen to web services ?
- From: Nicolas LEHUEN <email@example.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 15:25:36 +0200
Funny to see a consulting firm give such advices just after being a big
supporter of J2EE... I especially like the sentence "Don't let confusion or
hype push you to spend more than necessary.". Can we expect the same
fallback on other hypes ?
Gartner says companies overspent $1 billion on app. servers
Posted By: Floyd Marinescu on August 21, 2001
The Gartner group has released a report indicating that companies have
overspent about $1 billion on application server technology solutions since
1998. Moreover, an additional $2 billion may be wasted between now and 2003.
Gartner estimates that, by 2003, 60 percent of all new J2EE application code
will remain JSP/servlet-only.
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2001--Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:
IT - news and ITB - news) has released a report indicating that companies
have overspent about $1 billion on application server technology solutions
since 1998. Moreover, an additional $2 billion may be wasted between now and
Gartner makes the following recommendations for companies when they
purchase and implement application server technology:
Application server is a function, not a product. Check your technology
inventory to see if you already have the capability in an existing product
or a free product.
Application server is not the same as Java 2 Enterprise Edition
(J2EE). For example, the Microsoft Product line lacks J2EE and Java, but has
application server functionality.
As components of application server technology, J2EE and Enterprise
JavaBeans (EJB) are not the same thing. Most Java projects use Java Server
Pages (JSP)/servlet capabilities and not EJB. Higher-priced application
servers are designed to run EJB, yet they are using JSP/servlet capabilities
Don't let confusion or hype push you to spend more than necessary.
Gartner estimates that, by 2003, at least 70 percent of new
applications will be deployed using high-end application servers and 60
percent of all new J2EE application code will remain JSP/servlet-only.
''The application server vendors are encouraging customers to purchase
higher-end technology that they just don't need,'' said Gartner vice
president and research director David Smith. ''It's like buying gourmet food
to feed kids at summer camp. It's just not necessary.''
About Gartner, Inc.
Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps more than
10,000 clients understand technology and drive business growth. Gartner's
divisions are Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting, Gartner Measurement and
Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner, Inc. is headquartered in Stamford,
Connecticut and consists of 4,600 associates, including 1,400 research
analysts and consultants, in more than 80 locations worldwide. The company
achieved fiscal 2000 revenues of $855 million. For more information, visit