This IDC study provides worldwide market share data for indirect software revenue by primary market and North American indirect software market shares for the 18 secondary markets tracked by IDC. It also includes year-over-year comparisons of 2010 versus 2009 data points as well as observations on the major shifts in position within the secondary market hierarchies.
"IDC expects the percentage of software sold through the indirect channel to continue to climb. Dominant software vendors including IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle will continue to lead this overall growth, while emerging and niche vendors will contribute to growth in the secondary markets." — Mira V. Perry, senior analyst, Software Channels Research