Organizations at all levels foresee an opportunity in the change of business models through the evolution from CAPEX to OPEX moving towards more competitive businesses with operational effectiveness, cost reduction, process real-time visibility, predictive and insightful decision making, only possible with software. In recent years, the software market has been accelerating in performance, passing from single-digit to double-digit growth, quickly expanding in awareness across the region, in comparison to other technologies and the rest of the world. Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, appliances, medical equipment, cars, and even all current Cloud deployments have their foundations in software technology. For these reasons, software will continue driving investment for legacy solutions and even other converging markets. The need for Line-of-Businesses to take full advantage of Third platform trends on Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social Business, all with foundations on Software technology, to higher adoption. IDC 's Latin America Semiannual Software Tracker provides subscribers with a full or addressable view of the software solutions market dynamics including mature markets such as Relational Database Management Systems, Operating Systems and Subsystems, Authoring and Publishing Software, and Email Applications as well as emerging markets, such as Enterprise Social Networks, Advanced Analytics, Content Analysis Tools, Virtual Machine Software, among others. In addition, the Latin America Semiannual Software Tracker provides specific market size, market share, five-year forecast plus insightful analysis by vendor, country, vertical and horizontal segments, and type of license (new, upgrade, subscription, cloud) in Latin America. See next column for Functional Markets Coverage. *Delivery Specifications: Please consider that Splits will be delivered during the Forecast Publication date.