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Aug 2017 - Taxonomy - Doc # US42961816

IDC's Worldwide Software Taxonomy, 2017

By: Henry Morris


This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's software market taxonomy. For 2017, the taxonomy includes 84 individual functional markets grouped within 3 primary segments: applications, application development and deployment, and system infrastructure software.

In addition, IDC defines a wide range of "competitive" markets. Competitive markets are combinations of the whole or fractions of functional markets that reflect such market dynamics as the problem being solved or the technology on which the software is based.

"IDC's software taxonomy represents a comprehensive view of the worldwide software marketplace," said Henry Morris, senior VP, Worldwide Software and Services Research. "It continues to be the premier source for defining and categorizing commercial software."


Subscriptions Covered

Artificial Intelligence Software , Business Analytics Solutions , Cloud Management Software , Content and Digital Media Technologies , Core and Edge Computing Platforms , Customer Care and CRM , Data Integration and Integrity Software , Data Management Software , Data as a Service , Digital Business Models and Monetization , Digital Commerce , Digital Experience Management Software , Endpoint Security , Enterprise Applications , Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce , Enterprise Content Strategies , Enterprise Mobility: Applications , Enterprise Mobility: Platforms and Security , Enterprise Private Cloud , Enterprise System Management Software , Executive Information , HR, Talent and Learning Strategies and Services , IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software , Identity and Access Management, Digital Trust and Safety , Intelligent Process Automation Software , Internet of Things: Analytics and Information Management , Legal, Risk and Compliance Solutions , Marketing and Sales Solutions , Network Security Products and Strategies , SaaS and Cloud Software , Security Analytics, Intelligence, Response, and Orchestration , Security Products , Social and Experiential Solutions , Social, Communities, and Collaboration , Software Channels and Ecosystems , Software Overview , Software-Defined Compute , Storage Software , Strategic Alliances

Regions Covered


Topics Covered

Application development software, Application server middleware, Blockchain, Collaborative applications, Content applications, Customer relationship management applications, Engineering applications, Integration and process automation middleware, Operating systems and subsystems, Operations and manufacturing applications, Project and portfolio management, Quality and life-cycle tools, Security software, Storage software, Structured data management software, Supply chain management applications, System and network management software


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