This IDC study provides a comprehensive summary of the worldwide commercial software market for 2013 and a five-year revenue forecast by geographic region and operating environment through 2018. Vendor revenue and market share for almost 800 vendors are provided for 2013. This study does not contain detailed information for individual software market segments; that is contained in other IDC studies.
"2014-2018 is likely to be a period of stability when many software trends will move from emerging to widely adopted," said Patrick Melgarejo, director, Worldwide Software Trackers, at IDC. "Continuing the main technology and social trends, markets such as structured data management, enterprise social software, virtual machine and cloud system software, and marketing will show double-digit growth in 2014."