SOURCE: Collaborative Strategies

October 24, 2005 11:00 ET

"Perfect Wave" of Trends Radically Changes the Real-Time Collaboration Market

New Report by Collaborative Strategies Projects Continued Growth Through 2008 but With Massive Changes to RTC Vendors and Resellers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2005 -- Collaborative Strategies' latest report, "Real-Time Collaboration and Communication Market Trends and Analysis 2006: A Market in Transition," provides detailed analysis of nine market trends that are converging to radically change the real-time collaboration (RTC) market. "Everything from market consolidation to shifts in channel players and the changing habits of collaboration technology buyers are coming together to create a new market for collaboration technologies called the 'on-demand' collaboration market," notes David Coleman, Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies and the report author.

On-demand collaboration is part of a larger trend in "human-centric" computing based on the rapidly increasing computing power of hardware, and the continued increases in infrastructure bandwidth and sophistication of collaborative applications to such a degree that they can now support people interacting naturally, rather than having to change their behaviors because of limitations of the technology, and moving fluidly between synchronous and asynchronous interactions with anyone, at anytime, on any device.

The market for RTC is healthy and Collaborative Strategies projects it to grow at an annual rate of 14% through 2008; however, this market will merge with the asynchronous collaboration market before the end of the decade. The report estimates the 2005 revenues for data/Web conferencing to be close to $1.5 billion, based on over 150 RTC vendors and several hundred RTC resellers in the market today, and includes also revenue estimates for RTC for 2006.

To order a copy of this report, or for additional information, please visit Collaborative Strategies Web site at To order the report specifically, go to:, or call David Coleman at (415) 282-9197.

About Collaborative Strategies

Collaborative Strategies (CS) is an industry analyst and consulting firm that has focused on the technology, process, and people aspects of collaboration and the collaborative software market since 1989. With the greatest number of analysts focused on this space and 15 years of expertise, CS offers a variety of publications including blogs, newsletters, podcasts, white papers, and reports, as well as a comprehensive suite of advisory services to vendors marketing collaborative solutions and to end-user companies interested in successfully implementing collaborative solutions.

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