Gartner Research

Market Definitions: Software

Published: 21 December 2012

ID: G00245925

Analyst(s): Federico De Silva , David Coyle , Tom Eid, Colleen Graham


Gartner publishes comprehensive market trends, market share and forecast statistics by software market. Read this report to gain a better understanding of our terminology, definitions and segmentation.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know




  • Introduction
    • Compound Annual Growth Rate
    • Revenue
    • Vendor
    • Vendor Total Software Revenue

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Infrastructure Software Definitions
    • Application Development
    • Application Infrastructure and Middleware
    • Data Management and Integration
    • ITOM Software
    • Operating Systems
    • Security Software
    • Storage Management Software
    • Virtualization Software
    • Other Infrastructure Software
  • Enterprise Application Software Definitions
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content, Communications and Collaboration
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Digital Content Creation
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Office Suites
    • Project and Portfolio Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Other Application Software
  • Emerging Software and Market Trends
    • Appliance
    • Application Service Providers and Application Hosting
    • Business Activity Monitoring
    • E-Discovery
    • Master Data Management
    • Mobile and Wireless Packaged Application Software
    • Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure Software Platforms
    • Open-Source Software
    • Order Management
    • Product Life Cycle Management
    • Radio Frequency Identification
    • Enterprise Social Software
    • Software as a Service
    • Software Solution Markets
    • Web Analytics
    • Web Services Software
  • Platform Definitions
    • Java
    • .NET
  • Worldwide Geographic Regional Definitions
    • Emerging Asia/Pacific Region
    • Mature Asia/Pacific Region
    • Greater China
    • Western Europe Region
    • Eastern Europe Region
    • Eurasia
    • Latin America Region
    • Middle East and North Africa Region
    • Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    • North America Region
  • Exchange Rates
  • Company-Size Segments
  • Channel Definitions
    • Direct Channel
    • Indirect Channel

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