Nov 2008. This report provides a ranking of the top 100 software companies in Europe & provides a high level profile of the software industry.
The European software industry is distinguished by its capacity for innovation, tremendous technical skills, and highly skilled engineering workforce. These are all advantages in a time of industrial consolidation. But Europe still needs to produce not just one or two but tens of global champions in order to respond to the pressures of competition.
The paradigm changes that are sweeping the industry – from software as a service to open source software – may be Europe’s best bet to catch up, since we are strong in these areas.