Gartner Research

Not Just Change, Structural Change

Published: 05 October 1998

ID: G0072273

Analyst(s): Larry Perlstein


This report examines the development tools and middleware market, reviewing the past 18 months and looking forward to 2002. The entire category is changing structurally resulting from the pressure of the year 2000 problem, major technological shifts, and the emergence of new buyers. This report provides forecasts for the entire category and some specific markets.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Structural Changes to the Basic Fabric of the Industry
    • Something for Everyone
    • Changing Business Models, Technologies, and Customers
    • Action Item for Vendors: Focus, Focus, Focus
  • A Modest Rate of Growth Amidst Accelerating Market Shifts
    • Development Tools Market Composition
    • Middleware Market Composition
    • Surviving in an Explosive yet Restrained Market

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