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Gartner Press Release, 4/14/11
Analysts Examine the State of the Industry at Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2011, 14-15 June in London
The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software revenue market* totaled $17.6 billion in 2010, a 7.3 percent increase from 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2009, worldwide AIM revenue grew 3.4 percent and reached $16.4 billion.
“Organizations have moved away from a cost containment focus toward preparing for growth. AIM technologies are the key liaison between modernization of infrastructure and innovative applications, both well suited to serving any move to future growth,” said Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. ”Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) continue to be the central piece of attention while cloud is rapidly moving up in the scale of priority. Cloud is driving only modest spending in the AIM space, but this will change as organizations become more acquainted with the benefits delivered by cloud technologies such as platform as a service.”