Gartner Research

Market Definitions: Software

Published: 23 January 2014

ID: G00259852

Analyst(s): Neil McMurchy , David Coyle , Colleen Graham , Bianca Granetto , Federico De Silva


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 and Analytics
    • 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
    • Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing
    • Master Data Management
    • Mobile and Wireless Packaged Application Software
    • Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure Software Platforms
    • Open-Source Software
    • Order Management
    • 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
    • Japan Region
    • Mature Asia/Pacific Region
    • Greater China Region
    • Western Europe Region
    • Eastern Europe Region
    • Eurasia Region
    • Latin America Region
    • Middle East and North Africa Region
    • Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    • North America Region
  • Exchange Rates

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