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Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing in the US

With increasing penetration of the internet making computer products a more ubiquitous feature of daily life, the Operating Systems and Productivity Software Publishing industry has experienced healthy growth over the five years to 2018. Operating systems are necessary for computer usability, with industry products preinstalled on most new computers. As a result, industry revenue is highly correlated with sales of new computers. Over the five years to 2018, the industry expanded as sales to both consumers and businesses increased. Strong corporate profit and increasing disposable income continued to drive computer and software sales. The software market is continually evolving with updates and new releases stimulating consistent demand for industry products. Moreover, high corporate profit will drive investment in computers and productivity software over the five years to 2023, directly benefiting the industry.

Companies in this industry develop and publish operating systems and productivity software for computers and servers. An operating system is the interface with which computer users interact; productivity software includes basic applications, such as word processors, spreadsheets and slideshow creation tools. Companies may also generate revenue from tech support and software resales. This industry does not include computer hardware manufacturing or mobile phone operating system publishing.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Private investment in computers and software
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Microsoft Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table Apple Computer Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table VMware Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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