This IDC study forecasts the size and growth rate of the worldwide change and configuration management software market for 2014–2018. Historic information dating back to 2009 is provided for comparison. This study reflects the impact of definitions contained in IDC's Software Taxonomy, June 2013 (IDC #241527, June 2013).
"We forecast a 2013–2018 CAGR of 7.4%," states Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management Software. "Change and configuration market growth reflects growing demand for management software and SaaS solutions that can cost-effectively and consistently deploy mobile client devices, virtualized compute resources, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The increasingly complexity of today's enterprise IT environments demands sophisticated tools to configure, track, and maintain an ever-widening range of assets."