VEEAM, EMC, Oracle and VMWare lead software revenues

Year-to-date software revenues grow for leading vendors while Microsoft shows decline
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Dec. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- London,  Figures released today by market research firm CONTEXT, show a 11% year-on-year growth in software* revenues across western European distribution channels over the first three quarters of the year.

Across Western Europe, the UK (35%), Norway (31.2%), Denmark (10.6%) and France (10.4%) all showed double digit growth. CONTEXT identified VEEAM, EMC, Oracle and VMWare as the key players behind this growth across the regions, with reach registering significant revenue increases for the period from January to October 2012.

“Cloud and storage services will continue to be in demand amongst enterprises and we expect to see particular growth in cloud solutions for storage”, said Alex Mesguich, VP of Enterprise Research at CONTEXT. “As more companies embrace the benefits and challenges associated with big data, we expect to see continued demand for virtualisation software and cloud storage solutions.”  

In contrast, however, CONTEXT notes that Microsoft saw a year-on-year decline of -7% over the same period. By the close of October 2012 its market share stood at 31%, four percentage points down from its position in October last year. Nonetheless, Microsoft remains the largest Software vendor in terms of Distribution revenues, ahead of IBM in second place and VMWare in third.

Country split
Year-to-Date (Jan – Oct 12) Year-on-Year Growth
Austria: -6.4%
Belgium: 5.8%
Czech Republic: 8.4%
Denmark: 10.6%
Finland: -2.8%
France: 10.4%
Germany: 9.3%
Italy: -13.3%
Netherlands: 19.8%
Norway: 31.2%
Poland: 3.7%
Spain: -6.9%
Sweden: -6.2%
Switzerland: -1.0%
UK & Ireland: 35.0%

Categories include:

*·      Office Applications Software

·         Other Software & Licences

·         Virtualisation Software

·         Data Management Software

·         Operating Systems Software

·         Graphics & Design Software

·         Security Software

·         Database Management Software

·         Network Management Software

·         Project Management Software

·         Developer Tools Software

·         Games Software

Headquartered in London with over 130 staff in 12 countries, CONTEXT specializes in tracking technology sales and pricing across the globe. With real-time data captured from a wide range of channel sources including exclusive access to Global Technology Distribution Council members, the $3 billion of sales processed each week in Europe provides the most accurate channel market information available today across a range of business and consumer technology products. CONTEXT reports and services enable our customers to assess their business operations in the light of actual sell-out figures, and make business-critical decisions based on hard data. Follow us on Twitter: or visit our website:

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