Worldwide Email Applications Market Shares, 2015: The Swift Shift to Email in the Cloud
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide email applications market in calendar year 2015. This study includes worldwide revenue and growth rates for the total market in 2015 as well as revenue, market share, and growth rates of the leading vendors. A three-year history showing vendor revenue data and trends for 2013–2015 is also provided. The vendor shares and competitive analysis contained in this study update those found in Worldwide Email Applications Market Shares, 2014: The Race to Openness (IDC #257114, August 2015). Vendor revenue and market shares are based on commercial software license and maintenance revenue derived from publicly available financial reports and from guidance from individual vendors. For further details, see the Methodology section."The worldwide email applications market saw growth of -5.0% in 2015, down from 2014," according to Vanessa Thompson, research vice president, Collaboration and Communities. "The combination of changing user expectations and the shift away from large upfront investments in email infrastructure are contributing factors in the decline."
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