IDC Forecasts Worldwide System Management Software Market Will Achieve A Five-Year CAGR of 5.7% Through 2016
International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the latest results from its Worldwide Semiannual System Management Software Tracker. The Tracker monitors more than 130 vendors globally in a total of 49 countries, providing biannual market size, vendor share, and forecast data for the six functional markets that comprise the system management software market in IDC's software taxonomy.
"The system management software market achieved double-digit growth in 2011 although growth in the second half of the year slowed by 3 percentage points compared to the first half," said Patrick Melgarejo, director, Worldwide Software Trackers. "The Workload Scheduling and Automation (WSA), Performance Management, and Change and Configuration Management (CCM) markets maintained the best growth among the functional markets while the Output Management market performed flat and was negative in the second half of the year."
Continuing with their strong performance, the WSA and CCM markets are forecast to show the highest growth rates through 2016 and help the overall system management software market to achieve a solid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% for the forecast period. In contrast, the Event Management and Output Management markets are forecast to underperform the over market, achieving CAGRs of 2.9% and 1.3% respectively.
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The top performing regions in terms of growth rates in 2011 were Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA), Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), and Japan. For now, Japan is the only one out of these 3 regions that surpasses $1 billion in annual revenue. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) is forecast to reach the $1 billion threshold in 2015.
"Although slowing in the second half of the year, the 2011 results show continued healthy growth in worldwide system management software revenue," said Tim Grieser, program vice president, Enterprise System Management Software. "Growth was fueled by increases in IT spending due to continuing economic recovery and new investments in managing virtualized and cloud infrastructures. Automation to simplify and optimize IT operations and reduce costs continued as a key factor."