...IBM's Internet Infrastructure Software Tops Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's Annual CIO Outlook Survey cited IBM WebSphere
as the most widely used Internet infrastructure software among
Of the 150 CIOs who participated in the survey, 47 percent said they used
WebSphere in their companies. The percentage of CIOs who use WebSphere
more than doubled that of IBM's nearest competitor in the survey, BEA,
which was chosen by 22 percent of the CIOs.
This survey comes on the heels of a December Giga Group report that showed
IBM gaining market share in the application server market while BEA lost
ground. Additionally, a recent Forrester survey showed 54 percent of
those polled chose WebSphere and 14 percent chose BEA.
In the short time since its introduction, WebSphere has:
· Garnered thousands of customers, including most of the world's top
commercial banks, telecommunications, healthcare and Wall Street brokerage
companies. These companies rely on WebSphere for their Internet
infrastructure needs - including integrating their key business processes
and conducting high-volume Web transactions.
· Gained significant market share headed to the industry's number one
position, according to Giga Information Group.
· Shown significant revenue growth. WebSphere software revenue has
experienced triple-digit growth on the Unix and Windows NT platforms for
the last seven consecutive quarters.
To see the complete Morgan Stanley Dean Witter survey, please visit
About IBM's (NYSE: IBM) WebSphere Software
WebSphere is Internet infrastructure software - known as middleware - that
enables companies to develop, deploy and integrate next-generation
e-business applications, such as those for business-to-business
e-commerce. WebSphere supports business applications from simple Web
publishing through enterprise-scale transaction processing. WebSphere
transforms the way businesses manage customer, partner and employee
relationships. More information about WebSphere software is on the Web at
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 72026299
Jonathan Batty/ Tracey Farrant
Tel: 01753 790700
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