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Enterprise resource management (ERM), business intelligence (BI) and customer relationship management (CRM) apps lead the market. The market for enterprise applications continues to grow as companies regain buyer confidence for enterprise software as the market slowly recovers and organizations resume investing in technology. Projected spending is expected to total $120.4 billion this year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2011 spending of $115.2 billion, according to the latest report from IT research firm Gartner, which adjusted its forecast downward from 5 percent in the previous prediction in the first quarter of the year. Key software market segments in 2012 include business intelligence (BI), content, communications and collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), digital content creation (DCC), enterprise resource planning (ERP), office suites and personal productivity, project and portfolio management (PPM), and supply-chain management (SCM).