Businesses are developing Web sites under duress, fearful of the size, speed and possible success of the Internet, Informix US marketing head Diane Fraiman said last week.
"The Internet is a largely untapped market and no one has dominance. We estimate the Internet will be worth to business $US270 billion over the next 12 months," Fraiman told ARN.
"Businesses are reluctantly developing a Web presence. They are doing it because their competitors are and they're fearful as success is not guaranteed and, until now, no one has known the total cost of a Web solution.
"Informix is delivering to its customers via partners pre-priced, pre-tested Web solutions," she said.
Fraiman is visiting Australia informing corporate chiefs that Informix is not only a database com-pany but also a Web solutions and business intelligence provider.
Informix is a $US800 million company of which Australia and New Zealand claims between 3 and 4 per cent of its market. It boasts growth across the last seven quarters.