Where'd They Go?

Field Report:

Commerce Servers

As e-commerce goes mainstream, commerce servers are disappearing - at least as a product category. Customers can find "good enough" basic e-commerce functions such as catalog management, order processing and personalization in application servers, customer relationship management (CRM) systems or portal software. Commerce server offerings from IBM and Microsoft Corp. are safe bets because of their strong integration capabilities and their backing from large, stable vendors. Stand-alone commerce server vendors are still worth considering for complex or industry-specific needs, but they are at risk of disappearing through merger or acquisition.

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