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Feb 2016 - Market Forecast - Doc # EMEA41021116

Western Europe Systems Management Software Forecast, 2015–2019

Authors: Carla Arend, Andreas Olah

According to IDC's European semi-annual software tracker, as of May 2015, the European systems management software market's total revenue reached $4.6 billion in 2014, representing constant currency growth of 6.4% from 2013. The market is currently forecast to grow to $5.5 billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 6.7% in 2014–2019.

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast of the European systems management software market as of 1H15. Refer to Figure 1 for a snapshot of the forecast, showing annual market revenue, annual growth, and breakouts for the functional markets that together constitute the European systems management software secondary market. CAGRs are shown for the total market and each functional market. Refer to Table 1 for the detailed revenue and annual growth data underlying the total market and Table 2 for a detailed view of the functional market forecasts for 2015–2019.

"The Western European systems management software market continues to show robust growth, and it is expected to reach roughly $5.5 billion by 2019," said Carla Arend, program director, IDC European Cloud Practice. "Growth will be driven by an increasing requirement for automation and orchestration from European organizations deploying private, hybrid, and public cloud architectures as well as the need for analytics to optimize datacenter operations and ensure service-level agreement compliance."

"Advances in systems management are increasingly driven by developers and new applications that focus on mobile devices. More and more sensors and other data-collecting points are being added to obtain the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) in improving security, uptimes, and predictions as well as gain insight into the usage of systems and IT resources," added Andreas Olah, senior research analyst, IDC European Datacenters and Big Data.

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