This IDC study provides a sizing of the worldwide enterprise social software market in 2011 and the 2012–2016 market forecast. Historical and forecast revenue data is shown for the total worldwide market and by geographic region. This study does not contain vendor-specific revenue, market shares, or vendor profiles; for further information, see Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235273, June 2012).
"It is critical for solutions to keep up with the pace of change to meet emerging business needs," says Michael Fauscette, group vice president for IDC's Software Business Solutions Group. "Increasingly companies will want to integrate and even embed social software into all enterprise applications, so it is essential for vendors to provide open APIs and capabilities to put social software into the enterprise workflow."