84% of profits in software industry are generated by top 15 companies

Ray Lane from Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in an interview to Business Week magazine quotes interesting statistics about the software industry: “The top 15 software companies are 84% of the revenues in the industry. The top three generate 75% of the profit, and the top one generates 57% of the profit. [Underneath that] it’s becoming a wasteland.”