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Software Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5420 | Aug 2014

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The Software Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
6,121
Businesses
937
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Publishing industry has sustained steady growth over the past five years, underpinned by increased online connectivity and the emergence of new technology. Smartphones, tablets and high-speed internet access have led to the development of new software that substantially enhances the use of the new hardware. Smartphones can now hold games and software with a variety of purposes. Software purchases have bounced back from their sudden decline during the economic downturn. Industry revenue is forecast to expand by an annualised 4.1% in the five years through 2014-15. Revenue is projected to rise by 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate barriers to entry. However, these barriers vary widely depending on the type of product that the potential entrant intends to publish and the platform it is aimed at. The rising popularity of smartphones has created an easy, low-cost path to entry for many publishers. However, this avenue is plagued by high levels of competition. On the other hand, software that is intended to be used as a platform for many people or applications, such as operating systems or database management systems, requires high levels of investment and is consequently restricted to larger players. Even beyond these high levels of investment, operating systems also require a wide range of compatible software to be available for the platform in order for it to be deemed usable... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Software Publishing Industry?

This industry creates and distributes ready-made (non-customised) computer software.

Industry Products
Video gamesAccounting softwareSmartphone applicationsEnterprise softwareOthers
 
Industry Activities
Funding software developmentDevelopment and sale of computer software for mass productionSoftware marketing


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