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Software: Strategic Opportunities And Market Forecasts

  • ID: 34158
  • January 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 270 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Software is profitable with margins over 40% in some cases. Systems, middleware, and applications represent discrete segments of the business. Consolidation of markets is likely. A few companies dominate segments, but diversity is the rule.

Combined, the top three software companies accounted for 24% of the 1996 software market revenue of $109 billion. This leaves $83 billion to be made by multiple other smaller market participants. Opportunity exists to participate in multiple sectors by acquisition. Software
engineering techniques have reduced new product cycles to a year or less, permitting market entry by product development as well. The markets are expected to reach $232 billion by 2001.

Selected software market segments are growing at 85% per year. Others are growing at 45%. Rapid growth is occurring in segments that support network centric computing. Average growth is 15% per year.

This report addresses:

- How to participate in high growth software segments
- Strategic positioning of software providers
- Market directions and strategic market alliances
- Risk/reward scenarios -- access to existing customer bases
- Strategies for READ MORE >

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET DEFINITION

Classification

Impact of Internet

Operating systems

Applications

Middleware

E-mail

Databases

Distributed enterprise solutions

Interconnects

Power of information

Distributed enterprise solutions



2. SOFTWARE MARKET FORECASTS

Summary forecasts

Operating systems

Mainframe / Midrange/ PC

Database systems

Relational database

Mainframe database

Client/server database

Data warehouses

Middleware messaging

Data extraction

Tools

Software testing

System management

Network management

Applications

PC applications

Client server office suites

Workstation

Healthcare information systems

Manufacturing

Internet

Internet/Intranet browsers

Internet/Intranet server software

Intranet site building tools

Firewalls and anti-virus products

Document automation

Internet service providers

Year 2000 conversion

3. PRODUCTS

Operating systems

Microsoft client operating systems / NT

Enterprise resource planning software (ERP)

Year 2000 conversion

Database products

Desktop database products

Midrange database

Database management systems

Data warehouses

Object oriented DBMS

Application development and business intelligence tools

Business applications / SSA

Groupware

Lotus Notes / Lotus Domino

Microsoft Exchange

Software development tools

Microsoft C++

Electronic commerce and Internet software

Desktop applications software

Office suites / Microsoft Backoffice

Messaging

Electronic mail

Messaging middleware

Spreadsheets

Internet/Intranet products and services

Technology

Java

Platforms / Lotus / Microsoft

Product development cycles

APIs / Directories

Universal messaging

Modular code

Replication

Decision-support applications

Network control and systems management

Fiber based consumer architectures

Cable TV broadband

Encryption

4. SOFTWARE COMPANY PROFILES

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