This IDC study presents both a discrete and a bundled application management services (AMS) assessment for how the top 10 worldwide AO service providers performed in 2013. Research uncovered slowing growth for the top 10 worldwide AO players. Large enterprises continue to adopt newer technologies that contribute to cost reduction goals and aid with meeting corporate imperatives.
"The market for discrete application management services eclipsed an estimated $53 billion in 2013," explains Pete Marston, research manager of Application Development, Testing, and Management Services at IDC. "Buying organizations see tremendous value with outsourcing their application management to service providers, especially when outsourcers can simplify work efforts and deliver business benefits like cost savings, time savings, and increased productivity to customers seeking to streamline their application management."