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Software Publishing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51121CA | Mar 2014

Booting up: Improving technologies will expand the potential markets for software publishers

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
29,437
Businesses
2,445
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over 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

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The Software Publishing industry has moderate barriers to entry, although certain product segments have much stronger barriers than others. Even though firms are willing to licence their patented technology in many cases, patents on intellectual property are commonly used to limit competition. In certain product segments, particularly operating systems, network effects are a key factor protecting incumbent products; for example, the ubiquity of Microsoft's Windows operating system makes it extremely difficult for competing products to gain market share, even when the competing software is more technologically robust and given away for free.

Software publishers have historically been the targets of antitrust regulators... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Software Publishing Industry?

Software publishers disseminate licences to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Publishers market and distribute software products but may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

Industry Products
Operating systems and productivity softwareBusiness analytics and enterprise softwareDatabase, storage and backup softwareDesign, editing and rendering softwareVideo game softwareSecurity softwareSmartphone apps
 
Industry Activities
Developing and publishing operating systems and productivity software Developing and publishing database, storage and backup software Developing and publishing business analytics and enterprise software Developing and publishing design, editing and rendering software Developing and publishing video game software Developing and publishing security software


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