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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 18 April 2014

ID: G00260902

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow, Jin-Sik Yim, Laurie Wurster, Federico De Silva, Colleen Graham, Fabrizio Biscotti, Matthew Cheung, Ruggero Contu, Jie Zhang

Summary

The infrastructure software market outlook for 2014 has been lowered slightly to 5.9% growth, reaching $181 billion in constant U.S. dollars. Data-related needs are a key demand driver; segments expected to see above-average growth are data integration, DBMS and storage management.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Software
    • Forecast Highlights and Changes
    • Forecast Highlights
    • Segment Highlights

Assumptions

  • Macroeconomic Factors
    • Economy
  • Demand Factors
    • Tight IT Budgets
    • Morphing of Buying Centers
    • The Momentum of the Mobile Enterprise
    • Skills Shortages
  • Supply Factors
    • Changing Business Models
    • Open Source — A Mixed Blessing

Market Model

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

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