This IDC study forecasts the size and growth rate of the worldwide system management software market for the 2014–2018 period. Historic information going back to 2009 is provided for comparison. This study reflects the impact of definitions contained in IDC's Software Taxonomy, 2013 (IDC #241527, June 2013).
"We forecast a 2014–2018 CAGR of 6.7%," comments Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software. "This is due in large part to the increasing importance of management software in controlling, standardizing, and optimizing converged, virtualized, and cloud infrastructures."