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The Resource A profile of the software industry : emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards, Sandra A. Slaughter, (electronic resource)

A profile of the software industry : emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards, Sandra A. Slaughter, (electronic resource)

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A profile of the software industry : emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards
Title
A profile of the software industry
Title remainder
emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards
Statement of responsibility
Sandra A. Slaughter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Software plays a critical role in today's global information economy. It runs the computers, networks, and devices that enable countless products and services. Software varies in size from vast enterprise and communications systems like SAP's enterprise resource planning system with hundreds of millions of lines of code to tiny apps like Angry Birds that run on mobile phones. Companies in the software industry produce and sell software products and related services. The industry is intensely competitive and has undergone a dramatic transformation from its roots in a handful of computer hardware mainframe producers in the 1960s to numerous large and small software companies today. Understanding how the software industry works and how the industry is evolving are important. Since software runs the computers and networks that support the flow of information in the global economy, the software industry also affects companies in all other industries that use these products and services for their own competitive advantage. This book offers a profile of the software industry and the companies in the industry. It describes the primary products and services produced in the industry; reviews the history of the industry; explains how the industry is structured; discusses its economics and competitive environment; and examines important trends and issues including globalization, workforce, regulation, and the emergence of new software business models
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Slaughter, Sandra A
Dewey number
005
LC call number
HD9696.63.A1
LC item number
S626 2014
Series statement
Industry profiles collection,
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Computer software industry
Summary expansion
Software plays a critical role in today's global information economy. Software runs the computers, networks and devices that enable countless products and services from vast enterprise and communications systems to small 'apps' that run on digital phones. The software industry is a powerful wealth creator, generating billions in revenues, millions of jobs, countless new companies and innovative business models. The industry is intensely competitive and has undergone a dramatic transformation from its roots in a handful of hardware mainframe producers in the 1960's to numerous large and small software firms today. Fundamental forces have shaped the evolution of the industry, starting with the emergence of personal computers, the development of computer networking and client/server software, and the introduction and widespread adoption of the Internet. These transformations have spawned novel and disruptive business models to create, sell and distribute software. The industry is organized into three major segments: system infrastructure software, applications software, and applications development and deployment software. The competitive dynamics differ considerably in the different segments. Some segments are mature and only one or two firms dominate while other segments are emergent with a number of players. This book will offer a brief overview of the software industry; describe its history; explain how the industry works; discuss the economics and competitive environment; and cover trends including globalization of the software industry and the emergence of new software business models
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A profile of the software industry : emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards, Sandra A. Slaughter, (electronic resource)
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Part of: 2014 digital library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-268) and index
Contents
Software basics -- History of the software industry -- Structure and competitive dynamics of the software industry -- Globalization of the software industry -- Occupations and workforce issues and trends in the software industry -- Regulation in the software industry -- Challenges, opportunities, and trends in the software industry -- Suggestions for further reading -- Glossary of key terms -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001377224
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 276 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606496558
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001377224
Label
A profile of the software industry : emergence, ascendance, risks, and rewards, Sandra A. Slaughter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Part of: 2014 digital library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-268) and index
Contents
Software basics -- History of the software industry -- Structure and competitive dynamics of the software industry -- Globalization of the software industry -- Occupations and workforce issues and trends in the software industry -- Regulation in the software industry -- Challenges, opportunities, and trends in the software industry -- Suggestions for further reading -- Glossary of key terms -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001377224
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 276 pages)
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606496558
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001377224

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