is a scalable system of software for geographic data for every organization--from
an individual to a globally distributed network of people.
ArcGIS is a family of software products that form a complete GIS
built on industry standards that provide exceptional, yet easy to
use, capabilities right out of the box. ArcGIS is a complete, single,
integrated system for geographic data creation, management, integration,
Much more than a specialized offering for a small niche of specialists,
ArcGIS is designed as a scalable system that can be deployed in
every organization, from an individual desktop to a globally distributed
network of people.
from Introduction to ArcGIS in
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