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Exploit Infrastructure Software Market Dynamics Primer for 2016

Published: 25 January 2016

ID: G00292927

Analyst(s): Fabrizio Biscotti , Michael Warrilow , April Adams , Federico De Silva , Laurie Wurster , Matthew Cheung , Neha Kumar, John Morency , Terilyn Palanca


Increasingly flexible, modular and rapidly changing IT environments are putting pressure on legacy software providers. As a result, more opportunities exist for cloud and open-source software to disrupt the infrastructure software market.

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  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the key disruptive forces affecting the infrastructure software market?
    • How should infrastructure software providers act to gain competitive advantage and drive customer retention?
    • How is the competitive landscape shaping up in relation to the new trends?

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