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Worldwide Software Distribution Forecast, 2017–2021

Worldwide Software Distribution Forecast, 2017–2021

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide software distribution market as defined in IDC's software taxonomy. This study updates the previous forecast for this market published in Worldwide Software Distribution Forecast, 2016–2020."As the number of connected computing devices that interact with back-end corporate IT infrastructure continues to grow, IT administrators are increasingly being charged with the responsibility of managing and accounting for a plethora of varying hardware platforms, operating systems (OSs), and applications penetrating the corporate domain," comments Robert Young, research director, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software.


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Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Public Cloud SaaS-Based Delivery Creates Opportunity for Innovation and Disruption
Software Spending
Inhibitors
Exchange Rates
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Market Background
Methodology
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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