Interesting new report by Radicati. A four year forecast is always interesting. This would most likely mean that also the next version of a Microsoft Outlook, part of the “Office 14” wave is part of this “outlook”
The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., “E-Mail Client Market, 2007-2011,” offers an in-depth analysis of the worldwide market for E-mail Clients. The study provides market trends, vendor installed base and revenue market share, four-year forecasts, breakout by version and region, technology trends, and an analysis of key players in the E-Mail Client market.
The study shows that the market for E-Mail Clients is primarily driven by the need for messaging and collaboration among users, as well as the global increase of Internet availability. Vendor and service providers are increasingly developing rich e-mail clients to meet market needs and complement worldwide Internet growth. Rich clients provide users with elaborate messaging and collaboration features, as well as dynamic interfaces and web experience.
In addition, the study discusses upcoming releases of new e-mail clients from leading vendors and service providers. The study also explains the new features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 and IBM Lotus Notes 8, and has a breakdown of MS Outlook and Lotus Notes by version.