Published: 29 March 2013
Analyst(s): Bianca Granetto, Colleen Graham , Federico De Silva , David Coyle, Chris Pang , Yanna Dharmasthira, Michael Warrilow , Yurika Nagashima, Asheesh Raina, Joanne M. Correia, Ruggero Contu , Laurie Wurster , Bhavish Sood, Chad Eschinger , Fabrizio Biscotti , Christine Arcaris, Dan Sommer, Hai Swinehart , Tom Eid, Hideaki Horiuchi , Jie Zhang, Koji Motoyoshi , Matthew Cheung
2012 was yet another year of uncertainty. Software companies that focused on long-term strategy through the downturn beginning in 2008 saw strong growth and increasing share; companies that failed to invest during the downturn are facing the consequences in flat or declining growth and share.
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