Dutch software exports has doubled in four years




The export of Dutch software has doubled from four years ago and amounted to 3.1 billion euros. Despite the crisis, as well as total net turnover increased by the software, reports Netherlands ICT industry association.

The figures on the Dutch software industry in the past four years have been prepared by Dialogic commissioned by ICT Netherlands and the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research. The research shows that software companies from the Netherlands for more money with the export of their products and services abroad. Compared to 2010, the volume of exports increased from 1.5 billion euros to 3.1 billion euros in 2014, the export growth will be concentrated in Western Europe, North America and Asia.

The Dutch software sector as a whole would have performed, despite the long-running crisis over the past four years have proved so say the authors of the study. Sales increased in this period by four percent to come to 23.5 billion euros, representing 2.8 percent of GDP.

In the Netherlands are now 44,000 companies in the software industry operates, an increase of 27 percent. Within the sector, 164,000 people, of which a large number of freelancers would be working. Now Forty percent of the available labor capacity would be used for software development.

According Netherlands ICT is the emergence of saas cloud computing services and also visible in the Dutch market. Especially start-ups and small businesses would use the pay-per-use model that characterizes the cloud market. Well mainly large companies would still remain the financial and technical implications of switching to cloud computing.


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