According to Netcraft's most recent surveys, since the launch of Windows 2000 the number of sites deploying it has tripled from 20,000 to more than 65,000..
According to research firm Netcraft, 29 percent of all public Web servers run on Linux, making Linux the most popular operating system for public Web sites.
[Netcraft] reports that Apache Web Servers constitute over 60 percent of the commercial web servers in operation on the Internet..
Now, any website customer that purchases one of VeriSign's premium Secure Site or Global Site services will also receive a diagnostic check of its web server vulnerabilities. The service is being offered as part of an arrangement with Netcraft, a web server security consultancy.
The Queen has just become the latest and most prominent supporter of Linux... nobody even noticed the change until it was picked up by a website monitoring organisation, Netcraft.
[Netcraft] is quoted widely in open-source circles as to the truth about the dominance of Linux.
Netcraft also surveys SSL servers on the Internet, and there the numbers are very different: Microsoft's 37 percent is almost twice that of Netscape's or Stonghold's share, and Sun Web Server doesn't even make the list. Because SSL servers are more likely to be real business servers, Netcraft's survey is a telling indicator of Microsoft's presence in the market.
Just two years ago the Netcraft survey counted 1 million sites on the Web, the latest survey finds that there are now over 5 million web sites.
Every consultancy has its own estimates of Asian e-commerce revenues; all agree that they are small compared to America's but whose aren't? A more reliable guide may be the number of secure web servers in each country. Secure servers are used mainly for e-commerce, and they have certificates giving the actual country of residence, as opposed to address domains such as .uk or .fr which can often be misleading... Today Asia has nearly two-thirds as many e-commerce servers as the EU and it is gaining ground, according to Netcraft.
BATH is establishing itself as a centre of technological excellence with several of the faster growing IT companies in the south. This is the encouraging finding of a survey by chartered accountants and management cousultants Deloitte and Touche. It highlights three local companies which have impressive growth rates and increasing client bases across Europe, America and beyond.
The firms, Global Software Services, Netcraft Ltd and Flare Software Systems plc are by no means household names. They are, however, at the cutting edge of Bath's economy as we go into the new millenium. This type of company, generally set up in the late 1980s or early 1990s has embraced new technologies with both hands. They recognised early on that an economic revolution was taking place on a global scale and were not afraid of it.
The fact that firms such as these choose set up in and around Bath says a lot for our city. The nature of these businesses is that there is generally no restriction on where they can locate. In many cases they can choose which part of the country they would like to be in on the grounds of lifestyle. There are, of course, other factors such as links with educational or research establishments, but in Bath's case this is not a problem.
The launch last week of a new forum in Bath for businesses, the University of Bath and local politicians, was further evidence that our city recognises that it has a lot to offer the cutting edge firms and should stand up and shout about it. The days of heavy industry in Bath when cranes dotted the horizon along the riverbank are long gone. Other traditional industries have also closed or been dramatically reduced in size. That may be sad, but its a fact. Bath needs to look to the future and tell the world what an attractive place it is to set up a business.
Global Software Services grew by 707 per cent in the three years from 1995, while Netcraft has seen a 300 per cent growth. These figures speak for themselves. These are the firms we need to attract.
Posted by The Bath Chronicle in Other
The Technology Fast 50 is an awards programme designed by Deloitte & Touche to reward and promote the fastest growing technology companies. Originally started in San Jose in 1995, and expanded across the US in the last three years, the Technology Fast 50 has become a global programme enabling companies to review their performance on an international stage.
"Technology is the principle driving force behind economic development and will continue to be the focus of growth well into the next century" said Mark Mullins, partner, Deloitte & Touche, Bristol. "On average the technology industry in the UK is growing at 25% per annum, and provides the UK's best chance of making its mark internationally. The Fast 50 companies make a considerable contribution to the local economy, and the awards are our recognition of this".
At the regional awards ceremony held in Bristol on Thursday 8th April, Netcraft was ranked as the 7th fastest growing technology company in the South West region, bounded by Penzance, Swansea, Oxford and Portsmouth.
Posted by Deloitte & Touche in Other
The Web is changing the way we do many things: the way we communicate (e-mail), the way we sell (e-commerce), the way we learn about the world (on-line news). It is also changing a fundamental tenet of economics, the one that goes, There's no such thing as a free lunch.
The company's Stronghold secure web server is currently the number one full-strength secure web server in the world, according to a secure web server survey by Netcraft, Ltd.
In the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in a single splash of water. In a similar fashion, the latest numbers from Netcraft splash water in the face of both Netscape and Microsoft.
The Apache Web server, and its related versions, can now be found on over half of all servers on the Internet, according to the January Web server survey of Britain's Netcraft.
Netcraft receives "Top 100 sites" Award.
Fortunately, someone else is doing all the hard work for you, regularly polling several hundred thousand sites on the Web and asking the servers to stand up and be counted. That "someone else" is Netcraft.
Netcraft find Millionth Internet Web Site.
Next time you're contemplating Web server software, ask the gushing salesman if their company currently run it themselves.
The Netcraft Web Server Survey is PC Magazine "Developer's Site of the Week".
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