Worldwide Team Collaborative Applications Market Shares, 2014: The Year Personal Productivity Becomes Paramount
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide team collaborative applications market in calendar year 2014. This study includes worldwide revenue and growth rates for the total market in 2014 as well as revenue, market share, and growth rates of the leading vendors. A three-year history showing vendor revenue data and trends for 2012–2014 is also provided. The vendor shares and competitive analysis contained in this study update those found in Worldwide Team Collaborative Applications 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #249501, June 2014). 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 team collaborative applications market saw growth of 8.8% in 2014, down from 2013," according to Vanessa Thompson, research director, Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies. "The popularity of personal productivity applications combined with mobile application messaging is breathing new life into team collaboration applications."