Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Software Publishing industry has grown steadily over the past five years, driven 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 cloud computing, along with new hardware, such as smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablet software development has increased strongly, with new products being developed to carry out functions that were once the domain of PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 8.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.1 billion. Slightly slower growth of 6.2% is forecast for the current year as returns from smartphone app development diminish... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Enterprises in the Software Publishing industry are primarily concentrated on Australia’s eastern seaboard. The industry’s requirement for highly skilled employees means that enterprises tend to be located closer to population centres, particularly those with a large volume of university-educated workers. The industry is therefore almost completely urban, with major capital cities hosting the headquarters of the vast majority of enterprises.
Easy access to skilled staff has driven growth in the number of enterprises in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, particularly as smartphone app development has taken off... purchase to read more