Kaazing, pioneers of HTML5 WebSocket and the leading web and mobile communication platform for live data delivery, have announced the findings of its annual Live Web and Mobile Communication research study.
The survey, which was conducted in March 2013 with nearly 300 global IT professionals and developers worldwide, found that nearly nine out of 10 (86%) respondents consider real-time web and data communication to be a priority for them in 2013, with 81% saying they will apply that priority to their mobile strategy. Within the next 12 months respondents plan to enable two-way, real-time web applications, ranked as follows:
° Monitoring — 33.8%;
° Push notifications — 32.8%;
° Collaboration — 30.4%;
° eCommerce — 29.7%;
° Live chat — 29.1%;
° Extending enterprise applications to the web — 25.7%;
° Remote employee solutions — 23.6%.
Countries outside of the U.S. also ranked online gaming and real-time voting as top applications. The top global benefits of this trend were cited as security (58%), speed (53%) and reliability (51%). While enterprises globally view security as the top benefit, it has also been listed as the top concern (67.6%), followed by integration with existing systems (43%). Countries outside of the U.S. ranked browser support (55%) and speed/latency (52%) as top concerns, second and third to security.
Even as they cite concerns, the research shows that developers worldwide are willing to invest significant portions of their budget to realize the benefits. 78% of all respondents report allocating some portion of their 2013 budget to real-time web and data communication platforms, and of those, 33% plan to assign 10%-20% of their total 2013 IT budget.
Native ObjectiveC (iOS) (49.5%), HTML5 Hybrid (48.8%) and Android (50.9%) were the top three mobile platforms, showing no statistically significant differences on a global level, and 52% of global respondents will deploy their overall real-time web communication platform on-premise, with 42% planning to deploy cloud/PAAS based platforms.
A summary of the full report and methodology is available for download at http://go.kaazing.com/Live_Web_Study.html .