This IDC study forecasts the size and growth rate of the worldwide workload scheduling and automation software market for 2012–2016. Historical information going back to 2007 is provided for comparison. This study reflects the impact of definitions contained in IDC's Software Taxonomy, 2011 (IDC #228020, July 2011).
"The worldwide workload scheduling and automation software market exceeded IDC's growth estimates, posting an 18% increase in revenue in 2011," explains Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management Software. "The worldwide workload scheduling and automation software market includes a number of technologies that are critical to the efficient operations of highly complex virtual and cloud datacenters and application environments. We expect demand for these products to be very strong for a number of years."