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Hoover's (Now D&B Hoovers)
Can search for a specific company or use the Build a List feature - then open Industry criteria (use Hoover's Industries classification) to see all 150,000 software companies.
Detailed info. on private companies - especially tech startups - as well as the VC and PE firms that invest in them. Excellent coverage of software companies.
Technology & Entrepreneurship Magazines
Software Industry Reports
Frost & Sullivan
Market reports and analysis on technology aspects of industries. (Reports are read-only, but you can request a .pdf from email@example.com
. For academic use only.)
Gartner Core Research
Analysis and forecasting for information technology products and services. (Note: Dataquest reports are not in our subscription).
Search for "software" (click on "More Results") yields numerous software industry sector reports, i.e. in biometrics, voice recognition, e-trading, business analytics, online surveys, etc.
MarketLine (previously Datamonitor)
Search for "Software Industry" and find profiles in over 30 countries plus a global overview. Also reports on individual companies and a record of financial deals.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
S&P analysis of the "Software" industry - extensive report updated yearly.
Harvard Business School Case Studies (and selected others) are available for individual purchase from their site. For class use, contact: Patricia Herbster, Manager University Copy Centers, 412.268.5772
Or, also available:
Software Industry Metrics
Financial analysis reports on software companies in the US, from the national to zip code level, used for benchmarking, business planning, valuation, and market analysis. Search for "software" in Industry Search.
Search for "software" to find hundreds of related statistics, data-centered reports and dossiers, fully downloadable, various formats, international, easy-to-use.
Research: Management of software companies
For academic use only.
The databases listed here are for academic use only, meaning that our contracts prohibit sending reports to anyone other than CMU faculty and students. You may quote information found in them, properly cited, however. Thanks for complying!