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Computer Software in the US

  • Published: February 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry design and publish computer software. Major companies include US-based Activision Blizzard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Symantec, as well as Nintendo (Japan), The Sage Group (UK), and SAP (Germany).

Worldwide, computer software companies generate more than $300 billion in annual revenue, according to IDC. A significant majority of computer software is developed in the Asia/Pacific region. Because of the high cost of US programmers, some US software companies outsource part of their production work to other countries.

The US computer software industry involves about 8,000 establishments with combined annual revenue of about $150 billion. Key demand drivers include computer sales and technology innovation.

The industry does not include companies that primarily offer customer programming services, hosted software services, or software duplication or reselling.


The US economy heavily influences business spending for software products. The success of packaged-software companies depends on technical expertise and effective marketing. Small software companies READ MORE >

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