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Subject: Web Conference
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: hsmith825-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 22 Feb 2005 00:53 PST
Expires: 24 Mar 2005 00:53 PST
Question ID: 478584
Who are the top Web Conference Services?  I need to know percent of
the market for both revenue and installed base.  Cite the source.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 22 Feb 2005 11:11 PST
Hello again hsmith825,

I can provide you with the names of the  four key players in the
Web-conferencing field.

I can also tell you the market share for each one. They do not specify
if the market share percentages are for both revenue and installed
base; however I would deem that these percentages are for both.

These figures are taken from a 2004 market report.

Would my findings be a satisfactory answer to your question?


Clarification of Question by hsmith825-ga on 22 Feb 2005 14:39 PST
Your findings would be a stisfactory answer.  Besure to give me the source.


Subject: Re: Web Conference
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 22 Feb 2005 15:02 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again hsmith825,

The four key players in the Web-conferencing field are WebEx, 
Microsoft  LiveMeeting, Raindance   and Genesys.

Market Share 

Key Players                        Market Share
WebEx                              67   percent 
Microsoft  LiveMeeting             16.5  percent 
Raindance                           4    percent 
Genesys                             3    percent

These figures were taken from a 2004 report, "World Web Conferencing
Markets," published by Frost & Sullivan,


?Among the key players in the Web-conferencing field are WebEx, with
67 percent market share; Microsoft's LiveMeeting holds 16.5 percent of
the market; Raindance holds 4 percent of the market and Genesys holds
3 percent.?

?According to a 2004 report, "World Web Conferencing Markets,"
published by Frost & Sullivan, revenue for total Web-conferencing
market will climb to $3 billion by 2010, with an annual growth rate of
30 percent.?

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
From the December 24, 2004 print edition
Saving time and money with web conferencing
Becky Bergman

?Last year the Web conferencing market generated $472 million in
revenue, which is expected to grow to $3 billion in 2010, according to
consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Inc. WebEx controlled 67 percent of
the market last year, far ahead of Microsoft, which came second with
16.5 percent, according to Frost & Sullivan.?

Additional information that might interest you:

?The Yankee Group, a Boston-based consultancy, estimated global demand
for Web conferencing to be $480 million in 2003 and said it is growing
by 42 percent annually. Another consultancy, Frost & Sullivan, said in
April 2004 that WebEx is the global market leader, with a 67 percent
"WebEx employs 1,500 people and reported revenues of $61 million for
the financial quarter ended June 30.?

WebEx Communications, Inc.
?For the fiscal year 2004, revenues were $249 million, a 32% increase
from $189 million in fiscal year 2003.?

WebEx : Revenues of  $189 million in 2003

?The Silicon Valley-based company owns 67 percent of the surging
global market for Web conferencing, according to a recent report from
market researchers at Frost & Sullivan. WebEx dominates players as big
as Microsoft, and its annual revenues have jumped from $81 million in
2001 to $189 million in 2003, making it one of the fastest-growing
technology companies.?

?WebEx faces competition in serving cost-conscious businesses that
remain averse to air travel. Microsoft acquired Placeware last year,
and its LiveMeeting conferencing software is growing in popularity and
is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office applications. Raindance,
Centra, and others are also competitors. But WebEx is placing its bets
on its own network and its ability to ensure the security of online

PC Mag: September 2004,1759,1632455,00.asp

WebEx  Installed Base 11,000

"WebEx serves 11,000 customers around the world, including such
well-known enterprises as Boeing, BEA, Agilent, Kodak, and Kyocera."

"WebEx supports more than 11,000 corporate customers
worldwide?including half of the Fortune 100, nearly a third of the
Fortune 1000, and thousands of small businesses, to achieve those

?WebEx is a clear market leader with 67 percent market share,
according to figures from Frost and Sullivan. IBM leads in the web
conferencing software space, said Mr. Mahowald. The company has about
11,000 customers around the world, 60 percent of which are Fortune 100

Red Herring


Microsoft Live meeting 
3,300 corporate clients

?An early pioneer in Web-conferencing, PlaceWare became a wholly owned
subsidiary of Microsoft on April 30 of last year. Today it boasts
3,300 corporate clients. In May of this year, Frost & Sullivan
reported that Webex Communications increased its share of the Web
conferencing market to 67 percent.?


Raindance at Yahoo Biz


?The number of Web-conference users world-wide is projected to
increase to 107 million this year from 79 million in 2003 and 51
million in 2002, IDC says.?,,SB110556462911324436-IVjfYNklaR4nJypa3qHaayJm4,00.html

Search criteria:
"WebEx" " RainDance" market share percent 

I hope you find this information useful!

Best regards,
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