Market Overview

ARC Research Indicates Geographic Information Systems are Moving to the Cloud


New ARC Advisory Group research on the geographic information
system (GIS) market reveals that GIS technology, which was once
considered highly specialized, is now moving into the realm of
mainstream information technology (IT). One indicator of this trend is
that most of the GIS software providers now offer web-enabling tools
allowing their GIS software to be hosted in the cloud. With cloud-based
GIS solutions, users and a broad variety of other systems can easily
access real-time geographic data anytime, anywhere for analysis and

"With everything heading toward the Cloud – from documents, images,
contacts, calendars, presentations, databases, and even advanced
analytics – the shift of GIS toward the Cloud seems logical and
correct," according to Rajkumar Paira, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory
Group and key author of ARC's Geographic
Information System Global Market Research
report. "Most leading GIS
vendors today have either already developed or are at least thinking
about developing cloud-based GIS solutions, since these are beginning to
gain significant traction within the overall market."

About the Geographic Information System Research

This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and
related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology
suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the geographic
information system market. This new research is based on ARC's
industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and
secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The
research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts
by component/business, region, industry, project size, and sales channel.

This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the
specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of
organizations. These include a:

  • Market Intelligence Workbook (Excel) – personalized spreadsheet
    includes up to five years of historical data in addition to the
    current base year market data and five-year market forecast for GIS.
    This workbook enables licensed users to freely manipulate the data to
    make it easier to analyze the latest data for business intelligence
    and generate custom reports.
  • Concise Market Analysis Report (PDF) – provides an
    executive-level summary of the current GIS market dynamics, market
    forecasts, and competitive analysis, plus an overview of strategic
    issues. The PDF is available with or without detailed charts.

For more information on this and other available ARC market research, go

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