AfterDawn: Tech news

Gartner predicts P2P markets to split in three segments

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2002 13:46

In its commentary for News.com, Gartner analysts predict that P2P as a business tool will be split into three segments and that P2P software developers will have to find their niche to fill within these three segments. The segments, according to Gartner, are:
File sharing and distribution of digital content.
Enterprise computing architecture.
Massively distributed computer processing.

...first one is probably the most traditional method, but as a business application there are really few players in this area. Some skinning web sites have been beta testing distributed content distribution in order to cut costs, but that's pretty much it so far. Also, the third one probably everyone knows at least on some level -- SETI@Home is probably the world's best-known distributed "computer".

Anyway, read the full commentary from here.

Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive