- Combining real-time user interaction with rich user interface capabilities, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) leverage increasingly sophisticated client-side technology to enable users to interact with and compose functionality from distributed applications no matter where they are located.
- The market for RIA solutions consists of three submarkets focused on delivering RIA components, environments, or extensions to IDE suites.
- A set of six key business applications are motivating overall RIA spending consisting of enhancement of existing web applications, high-transaction and event-driven Internet applications, next-generation portals, enhanced business intelligence solutions, application modernization, and peer-to-peer or mashup solutions.
- ZapThink expects spending on each of these areas to increase rapidly over the next five years, exceeding $500 million by 2011.
Table of Contents:
I. The Increasing Impact of Rich Internet Applications 4
1.1. Scope of Report 4
1.2. From the Web to the RIA 5
II. The Evolving Rich Internet Application Markets 6
2.1. Rich Internet Application Submarkets 7
2.2. Technology Approaches to RIA 9
2.3. Factors Impacting Continued Differentiation of Submarkets 10
III. RIA Market Trends 11
3.1. Classes of Business Problems that RIA Addresses 11
3.2. RIA Market Sizing 15
3.3. Technology Adoption Patterns 17
3.4. Factors Impacting Growth of RIA Markets 19
3.5. Methodology 19
IV. Conclusions 20
4.1. Figures 20
4.2. Tables 20