This IDC study calculates the actual size of the Japan software market for 1H15 based on IDC's definition of the software market. It also offers forecasts for the period 2015 to 2019. The analysis of IDC Japan Software and Security Research Manager Mitsuhiro Iriya is this: "From 2016 onward, digital transformation (DX) on the 3rd Platform will begin to emerge. DX will bring about major changes in application development that will change the roles of software vendors. IDC believes that it will be critical for software vendors to place DX at the core of their software business strategies, prepare themselves for DX as soon as possible, and search for all possible business opportunities that come with DX."
This IDC study is a translation of the Japan document IDC #J15380109 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Past Data Revision
- Essential Guidance
Japan Software Infrastructure and Tools , Japan Software Infrastructure and Usage , Japan System Infrastructure Software
Application development software, Application server middleware, Collaborative applications, Content applications, Data access, analysis and delivery, Data warehouse and analytic applications, Engineering applications, Enterprise resource management applications, Integration and process automation middleware, Operations and manufacturing applications, Quality and life-cycle tools, Security software, Server virtualization, Storage software, Structured data management software, Supply chain management applications, System and network management software, System software