Line56 Media and Plumtree Software have published a survey of organizations deploying Enterprise Web software. Survey results indicate that the average mid- to large-sized organization supports over four development standards, nearly three application servers, and over three content repositories. The survey also found that organizations are using this heterogeneous infrastructure to build an enormous number of applications, averaging over 120 applications per respondent. The report, which also includes market-share and ROI data, is available at http://www.line56.com/research/contributor.asp?ID=24.
Based on responses from 522 IT executives at organizations with over $250 million in revenues, the Line56 Enterprise Web Survey attempts to address the entire Enterprise Web market, including not just portal software, but also content management, collaboration, integration, and search technologies. Plumtree Software sponsored the survey, but did not solicit customers or partners to participate, and did not provide a list of contacts for Line56 to solicit.
Other survey highlights include: Eighty-seven percent of organizations that had determined a return on investment (ROI) for their enterprise Web deployments reported a positive ROI. The likelihood of a negative ROI was nearly three times higher for organizations that had deployed an empty portal versus those that had not. Forty-six percent of respondents indicated that the most significant deficiency in their enterprise Web software was its ability to integrate resources from other systems. Knowledge management was the most significant problem facing most organizations attempting to manage a large number of Web applications and Web sites.