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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


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


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


  • 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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