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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2012-2017, 2Q13 Update

Published: 12 July 2013

ID: G00253749

Analyst(s): Chris Pang , Bhavish Sood, Tom Eid, Yanna Dharmasthira, Chad Eschinger , Bianca Granetto, Hai Swinehart , Dan Sommer, Joanne M. Correia


Gartner's 2Q13 application software forecast update assumes an orderly but slow resolution to the eurozone's problems. Economic uncertainty continues to drive organizations to conservative budgeting and spending plans, resulting in a 7.6% increase for application software spending in 2013.

Table Of Contents


  • Enterprise Application Software Marketplace
    • Forecast Highlights and Changes
    • Market Segment Highlights
    • SaaS and Cloud-Based Service Effects on Market Forecasts


  • Demand Factors
    • IT Budgets — Incremental IT Budget Growth
    • Social Trends — Mobility Creating New Market Demand
  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • Economy — Macroeconomic Factors and GDP Growth Rates
    • Regulation and Legislation — GRC Requirements
  • Supply Factors
    • Technology Road Map, Software Delivery and Business Models

Market Model

  • Forecast Methodology
    • Software Market Model
    • Forecast Components
    • Influencing Factors
  • Connections
    • Connections Influencing Software Supply
    • Connections Influencing Software Demand

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