This IDC study examines the worldwide software distribution market for the period from 2008 to 2018. Revenue and market shares of the leading vendors are provided for 2013.
"Worldwide software distribution revenue grew by 2.9% to reach a total of $1.5 billion in 2013," according to Robert Young, research manager, Client Device and IT Service Management Software. "Increasing demand for solutions that enable IT practitioners deliver and manage software across complex and hybrid IT environments helped fuel growth in this market. The top 5 vendors by revenue in this category are Microsoft, IBM, Symantec, NEC, and Attachmate, accounting for 63% of the market total."