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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

The Software Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Software Publishing industry has a low level of market share concentration, with only two companies generating more than 5.0% of industry revenue. The largest software publishers have been active in acquisitions, targeting smaller companies with innovative products or attractive patent portfolios. Increased consolidation has also been a result of companies trying to gain a larger customer base. Some business customers are looking to reduce the complexity of their IT infrastructure and drive efficiency with fewer IT suppliers. The largest companies usually achieve these goals through a combination of internal development and acquisitions, such as Oracle's 2009 acquisition of Sun Microsystems... purchase to read more

 


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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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