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Forrsights: The Software Market In Transformation, 2011 And Beyond

Shifting Buying Preferences Lead To New Software Priorities

May 27, 2011

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  • By Holger Kisker, Ph.D.
  • with Pascal Matzke,
  • Stefan Ried, Ph.D.,
  • Miroslaw Lisserman

Why Read This Report

As the global information and communications technology market recovers from recession, the software market — the largest IT subsegment — is fueling the growth. More importantly, for the first time ever, companies are planning to spend more money on new software initiatives and projects than on the ongoing operations and maintenance of their software environments. However, not all software segments will benefit from this boom in the same way. This report highlights the shifting priorities between traditional software segments for standard software, middleware, and custom-developed applications; provides quantitative insights into key trends, such as cloud computing; and unveils important changes in software licensing models and customer buying preferences. To be successful in this fast-growing market, decision-makers need to understand the market dynamics that are currently transforming the entire software industry.

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  • Forecast: Global Business And Government Purchases Of Software, 2011 To 2015
  • Spend On New Initiatives Represents Up To 50% Of Firms' Total Software Budget In 2011
  • Most Initiatives In 2011 Will Focus On Updating Existing Software Solutions
  • Software Priorities Are Shifting After The Recent Recession
  • Software Priorities Are Shifting To Apps With Greater Business Value
  • More Than One-Third Of Respondents Are Planning To Use SaaS In 2011
  • Large Enterprises Are Using More Cloud Services Than SMBs
  • Only 7% Of Companies Prefer Single-Vendor, Preintegrated Software/Hardware Solutions
  • Flexible Licensing Models Will Grow To 29% Of Software License Budgets In 2011
  • SOA Adoption Highlights The Challenge Of Articulating Its Benefits
  • Mobile Applications Are Key Priorities For Custom Development Work

Table of Contents

  • New Drivers And Trends Accelerate Software Market Growth

  • Software Offerings Evolve Into Business Solutions
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents