Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Software Publishing industry has grown steadily over the past five years, underpinned by increased online connectivity and the emergence of new technology. Increased access to high-speed internet has encouraged the development of software to take advantage of new hardware, such as smartphones and tablets. In particular, software development for smartphones and tablets has grown strongly, with new products being developed to carry out functions that were once the domain of PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2014-15. This growth includes a projected increase of 4.8% in 2014-15, to reach $1.5 billion.
The industry faces strong external competition from large foreign software publishers such as Microsoft... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Due to the flexibility and wide range of functions that computer-based systems are capable of, the range of software published in Australia is vast. Industry software products cater to a range of audiences with varying needs, such as businesses and households. Given strong external competition, the industry has typically focused on products that cater to specific local requirements, such as accounting software.
Since a large amount of software is imported into Australia, the Software Publishing industry tends to focus on producing software with a regional focus... purchase to read more