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Worldwide Software License, Maintenance, and Subscription Forecast, 2018–2022

Worldwide Software License, Maintenance, and Subscription Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market."The strong user preference for cloud services continues to transform the software industry and its underlying business models. While the subscription business model isn't applicable for all software companies, most will transition to enable new cloud service offerings while leveraging existing delivered software," said Mark Thomason, research director for Digital Business Models and Monetization with IDC.

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Aggressive Transition from Transactional to Subscription Business Models Will Continue
Digital Transformation Will Remain the Strongest Business Driver for Cloud Adoption
Cloud Service Providers and Partners Will Strengthen Support for a Wider Variety of Enterprise Workloads and Deployment Scenarios
Changing Business Models Is Challenging for Most Existing Software Companies
Buying Behavior: The Desire to "Own" Software Is Important for Some Customers
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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