Because the consumer market is almost saturated, operators in the Operating Systems and Productivity Software Publishing industry will derive most of their revenue from businesses. The consumer segment of this industry is dominated by two main companies, making it difficult for new entrants to gain a foothold. However, more businesses are using cloud computing to store and access data, which is increasing competition within the segment. Thanks to the ever-evolving nature of operating system software, the industry will remain on its upward course over the next five years.
Companies in this industry develop and publish operating systems and productivity software for computers and servers. An operating system is the interface with which computer users interact, and productivity software includes basic applications like word processors, spreadsheets and slideshow creation tools. Companies may also generate revenue from tech support and software resales. This industry does not include computer hardware manufacturing or mobile phone operating system publishing.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.