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PHP Usage in the Enterprise – survey results

By Cristian Dorobantescu
on September 25, 2003

Read some very interesting comments posted on Slashdot –
– regarding the results of our recent survey on the PHP
Usage in the Enterprise. See how we’ve evaluated the PHP
market size($$$), what people think about PHP as an
alternative to Java and .NET, and what should be done in
order to have your large clients adopt open source solutions.

In our survey, we have tried to attract software
development companies, as well as specialists working with
PHP for internal development projects. The PHP Enterprise
Survey was created to help all parties involved in the PHP
Market understand it better, and thus create better
businesses based on it.

View the Results of InterAKT’s “PHP Usage in the
Enterprise” Survey – http://www.interakt.ro/index_art_11.html

We wanted to identify why PHP is used or is rejected in
the Enterprise. Since in nowadays economy, the Enterprise
is the one that could finance any technical endeavor, it is
very important to understand the economic, as well as the
technical aspects of the problem.

We’ve tried to identify the amount of money that
circulates in the market. Demonstrating the size of the
market could only help you and your potential clients take
the right decisions about investing in this technology.
Rich markets also mean that people use the technology and
benefit from it on all levels: the final client receives
the right solution for his needs, the developer does his
work, and the software and technical support companies also
get a piece of the cake.

Another issue that we’ve tried to determine was how much
PHP companies spend for tools. As good tools make the
difference between play and work, we think that one should
understand the need for tools that will enable enterprise-level
productivity for PHP companies.

We have also tried to understand other forces that are
driving the PHP market, such as where should PHP be
promoted, how PHP software-development companies look like
and what the PHP development workload typically is for
these companies.

We hope we’ve gathered sufficient information to become
a reference for anyone wanting to show that PHP is a viable
alternative for Intranet/Extranet applications and dynamic
website development.

We think your opinion matters, so we invite you to fill
the survey – http://iakt.rdsnet.ro/interakt/survey/?survey_id=12
– which is still open, as we’ll release a second and more
in-depth round of results in about one month.