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01-25-2003, 06:48 PM #1PaulGuest
January 14, 2003 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- According to a study recently published by research organization IDC (IDC.com), the demand for Web hosting services in Europe is still growing, despite suggestions to the contrary by some of the market's leading players.
While some leading European hosts say the business has stagnated due to weak demand, IDC's latest research report, called "European Managed Web Hosting Services, 2001-2006" suggests that the managed Web hosting market in Western Europe will grow from $1,942 million in 2001to $5,556 million in 2006, representing an annual growth rate of 23 percent from 2001 to 2006.
"Although companies' hosting budgets are currently tight, and some users are even moving hosting back in-house," says James Eibisch, IDC research director for EMEA IP and hosting services, "demand is fundamentally strong despite the industry turmoil. The growth in broadband access, content consumption and ecommerce is high and, despite individual cases of poor cash flow or unsustainable business models, will drive the need for robust, professional hosting services."
IDC says consolidation will continue in the industry, following in the steady stream of closures, bankruptcies and acquisitions. But, while capacity will decrease significantly, most facilities will remain operational and ready for customers.
The report says UK and German companies continue to dominate the market, accounting for 60 percent of managed Web hosting spending in 2002, a number that IDC expects to decrease to 56 percent by 2006. Large companies, with more than 250 employees, accounted for 62 percent of spending in 2002, and are expected to contribute 52 percent in 2006.
01-30-2003, 04:53 AM #2webhostGuest
More than 15000 severs was down ..