Cool down: Slowing government spending will contribute to slightly lower revenue growth

Over the five years to 2017, the industry has performed due to increasing disposable income levels and government spending in California, as well as continued investment in computers and software from the private sector. Though growth was robust in the beginning of the period, as the number of mobile connection approached saturation and private sector spending in software began to slow, revenue growth decelerated slightly in the second half of the period. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace. Mobile internet connections are continuing to approach saturation and, therefore, annualized growth is anticipated to slow...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$57bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
123,421
Businesses
1,991
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As mobile internet connections continue to approach saturation, annualized growth is anticipated to slow
  • California's long-running relationship with technology industries has contributed to creating a strong consumer market
  • California is looking to fully legalize autonomous cars in the near future
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Software Publishing industry is highly labor-intensive, spending about $0.05 on capital investments for every $1.00 spent on labor. Most software companies require only limited capital goods, such as computers and office space. Software is an intangible product that requires highly skilled employees and a significant time investment. Companies rarely encode their software on discs themselves, preferring to outsource that activity. The industry spends 43.1% of revenue on wages. However, the largest companies employ thousands of workers and require much larger office space than smaller competitors...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Software Publishing in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Publishing in California Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Protection of patents
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Corporate Profit in California in the Software Publishing in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Software Publishing in California Industry?

    Software publishers disseminate licenses to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Operators in this industry market and distribute software products and may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

    Industry Products
  • General business productivity software
  • System software publishing
  • Application software publishing
  • Support, consulting and training
  • Merchandise resale
  • Other application software
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing software
  • Publishing software
  • Development video games
  • Publishing video games
  • Publishing cellular phone software
  • Publishing computer software
  • Developing firmware software
  • Development middleware software
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Corporate Profit in California
  • Number of Mobile Internet Connections in California
  • Local and State Government Expenditure in California
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • California as the technology capital of the world
  • Consumers and the government play a major role
  • Profit remains high
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New technologies create new opportunities
  • Business and consumers will drive growth
  • Table: Software Publishing in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer Stores
  • Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • General business productivity software
  • System software publishing
  • Other application software
  • Application software publishing
  • Support, consulting and training
  • Merchandise resale
  • Chart: Software Publishing in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Business
  • Household
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing in California Industry

  • Adobe Systems Inc.Apple Inc.Autodesk Inc.Oracle Corp.Symantec Corporation
  • Table: Adobe Systems Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Autodesk Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Oracle Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Symantec Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • private investment in computers and software (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Application Software
  • A computer program that functions with the purpose of supporting or improving the software user's work.
  • Cloud Computing
  • A computing model in which storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines (often servers in a data center owned by the service provider) rather than at the point of consumption.
  • Enterprise Software
  • A type of software, also known as enterprise application software (EAS), that is intended to solve an enterprise problem, rather than a departmental problem.
  • Open-Source Software (Oss)
  • Computer software distributed under a licensing arrangement and that permits computer codes to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and by organizations.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A model of software deployment where a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand.
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