Data Overview Report

The State Of Enterprise Software: 2009

Business Data Services North America And Europe

June 5th, 2009
RW
R "Ray" Wang
JG
Jean-Pierre Garbani
With contributors:
Ellen Daley , Reedwan Iqbal

Summary

This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008. Hot software topics covered include software-as-a-service (SaaS), packaged applications, information and knowledge management (I&KM), open source, Web 2.0, platform software, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and custom software development. Other areas of data and analysis include information about software budgets and spending priorities, software strategy and initiatives, purchasing preferences (channels, criteria, decision-maker responsibilities), and sources of information and influence for software purchasing decisions.

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