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With increasing penetration of the internet making computer products a more ubiquitous feature of daily life, the Operating Systems and Productivity Software Publishing industry has experienced healthy growth over the five years to 2018. Operating systems are necessary for computer usability, with industry products preinstalled on most new computers. As a result, industry revenue is highly correlated with sales of new computers. Over the five years to 2018, the industry expanded as sales to both consumers and businesses increased. Strong corporate profit and increasing disposable income continued to drive computer and software sales. The software market is continuously evolving with updates and new releases stimulating consistent demand for industry products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$82bn
Annual Growth 13-18
7.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
186,833
Businesses
3,776
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong corporate profit and increasing disposable income continued to drive computer and software sales
  • Both Apple and Microsoft have devoted more resources toward improving tablet computing
  • Microsoft and Apple will likely continue to dominate the market
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Operating Systems and Productivity Software Publishing industry is largely concentrated in the Western region of the United States and accounts for an estimated 29.0% of industry establishments, with California and Washington leading the region. Microsoft, the major player that dominates this industry, is headquartered in Washington, while Apple, Alphabet and Oracle are among companies based in California. California's Silicon Valley is also home to thousands of start-ups in the software industry, funded by a wealth of venture capital firms also based in the area.While the most prominent companies in this industry are based in California and Washington, their operations are far more scattered. Mic...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry are

  • User friendly products
  • Development of new products
  • Large installment base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Percentage of households with at least one computer in the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry?

    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; productivity software includes basic applications, such as 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.

    Industry Products
  • Operating systems (OEM)
  • Operating systems (DTC)
  • Productivity software
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating system development
  • Word processor software development
  • Spreadsheet software development
  • Slideshow and presentation software development
  • Calendar and scheduling software development
  • Communication management software development
  • Software publishing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Productivity software stays on the desk
  • Emerging applications and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued industry stability
  • In the clouds
  • Table: Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Computer Stores
  • Educational Services
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Productivity software
  • Operating systems (DTC)
  • Operating systems (OEM)
  • Chart: Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Direct to consumer
  • OEM licensing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
    Operating systemsProductivity software
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc.,
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cloud Computing
  • Computing model in which storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines (often servers in a data center owned by the service provider) rather than at the point of consumption.
  • Open Source Software
  • Computer software that is distributed under a licensing arrangement and that permits the computer code to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and organizations.
  • Operating System
  • A computer software package that controls the management of a computer's hardware and core system operations, such as file management.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • In the context of computers and software, OEMs are the assemblers of computers. OEMs are a major distribution point for this industry.
  • Server
  • A computer designed to process requests and deliver data to other computers (clients) over a local network or over the internet.
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