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Global Software Industry in 2007  
Product Ref: 07/359RN Company: N/A

Product Type: Research Note Industry: Software & Services

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This research note provides a snapshot of the global software industry as it undergoes a major transition in 2007. McKinsey,s annual survey shows that software,s share of the IT budget in 2007 is around 31.3%¡Xup from 29.6% in 2006¡Xand is expected to reach 36% in 2009. Internal and external funding have provided an unparalleled fertile ground for software innovation. Software development has become commoditised and customer-driven, and is evolving towards services. These service-oriented architectures allow users to focus on business logic and functions rather than the underlying IT infrastructure. New business models, like software-as-a-service, have given customers the option to pay based on their actual use of software rather than facing the high initial costs and technical complexities of buying and installing software. Also, with Web 2.0 applications, the web has become a platform for people to share and socialise. Along with offshoring and open source, all these changes are challenging the traditional licensing model of the software industry.
Functional Area : Management of Information Systems

Issues: Industry development trends, opportunities and challenges
Length: Text: 6 pages
Exhibits: 0 pages
Country: Worldwide

Pub. Year: 2007 Level of Difficulty: 2
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English
Related Information: Software industry, SaaS, SOA, web 2.0
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