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January 21, 2011 08:31 ET

Opinions on BMC Software Inc. and CA Technologies - IT Spending Up in 2011

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Global spending on IT solutions is currently being projected to improve by 5-7% in 2011 after a 7% improvement in 2010. Software spending comprises a significant portion of the total increase. The software application industry is positioned to grow along with the spending increases but some uncertainty still remains. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the application software industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the application software industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on BMC Software Inc. and CA Technologies; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

As growth in the US remains sluggish, global markets are increasingly important to software solutions providers. US based companies could see their overseas revenues affected by currency fluctuations. A stronger US dollar in 2011 could be key for stronger global revenues. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Continued growth in emerging global markets could also be pivotal for software companies like BMC Software which recently reported that 49% of their total revenues now come from outside the US. Investors looking for free research on BMC Software Inc. are welcome to sign up at

The shift to cloud computing by businesses throughout the world is also driving revenues for the industry. However, the rise of cloud computing has also brought an increase in competition. Companies like CA Technologies may have an edge with their ability to provide hybrid and customized solutions for a variety of business models and sizes. Investors looking for free research on CA Technologies are welcome to sign up at

Overall, continued increases in IT spending and the ongoing shift to cloud computing are welcomed news for the software applications industry. However, currency fluctuations, the potential for slowed growth in emerging markets and greater competition are all factors to keep an eye on moving forward.

On earnings timetable for the industry, CA Technologies will be releasing its financial readings next week on January 25th, whilst BMC Software Inc. is set to post their results on February 02nd.

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