Tuesday, August 1st, 2006p> According to the new article on the Tekrati.com site today, ZapThink is suggesting that rich internet applications based around the technologies of Ajax, Flash and Java will be replacing any and all static web sites/applications and portals.
Demand for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and more sophisticated user interaction is increasing dramatically, and enterprise spending on RIA applications will surpass $500 million by 2011, according to ZapThink. The analysts say enhancements to six types of business applications are helping drive RIA spending: high-transaction and event-driven Internet applications, next-generation portals, enhanced business intelligence solutions, application modernization, and Service composition or “mashup” solutions.
They talk about a report ZapThink has put out, showing that an end user experience with Ajax-enabled functionality, a nice interface, and good performance won out over a more traditional page structure. The RIA market is divided up into three submarkets looking at delivering components, environments, and extensions to help make the creation of these interfaces easier. They also mention four “primary means” of implementing these applications:
- Adobe Flash virtual machine-based approaches
- approaches that use Java applets or ActiveX controls
- custom-developed Java or .NET clients