Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the past five years, large software publishers eagerly bought smaller publishers with specialties in growing software niches. These acquisitions were necessary for firms to compete in an increasingly diverse array of software platforms. Acquisition activity will become more robust over the next five years as continued technological development and innovation lead to new products. Furthermore, mobile computing devices will continue to open up new platforms for software publishers. Industry operators will also increasingly use subscription-based sales models, which will help stabilize cash flows... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Software Publishing industry is technologically intensive. Those employed at software companies often come from top universities. Therefore, companies with locations near the campuses of the best universities and in attractive locations are better positioned to compete for the best software programmers.
Ontario houses almost half of all software publishing locations, with 49.0% of the establishments existing within the province. As Canada's largest city, Toronto is the main tech hub due to the top universities located there, namely the University of Toronto and York University, as well as the large concentration of potential business clients located there. The industry's two largest players, Microsoft and Oracle, have established their Canadian headquarters in Ontario... purchase to read more