Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software, Worldwide, 2014 Update

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00270452

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti


The AIM software market will continue to be influenced by the Nexus of Forces — cloud, mobile, information and social — with growing impact from the Internet of Things and digital business.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Nexus of Forces
  • Internet of Things
  • Digitalization
  • Open-Source Software

Foundational Assumptions

  • Buyer Behavior
  • Purchase Style and Purchase Style Installed Base
  • Replacement Cycle
  • Functional Expansion and Unit Expansion
  • Company Adoption and Unit Adoption
  • Exit Market

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • On-Premises Forecast
    • PaaS Forecast
    • Subscription/Hosted Forecast
    • OSS Forecast
    • AIM Software Revenue Forecast
  • Negotiated Factors
    • Price and Maintenance
  • Demand-Side Influencing Factors
    • Company and Unit Adoption
    • Purchase Style
    • Functional Expansion
    • Unit Expansion
    • Replacement Cycle
    • Buyer Behavior
    • Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors
  • Supply-Side Influencing Factors
    • Hardware and Software Technology Innovation
    • Technology Road Maps
    • Product Design and Pricing

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