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The Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The software-as-a-service model has expanded the industry’s scope and reduced costs
  • Neither tablet nor smartphone usage have affected productivity software revenue
  • Future growth opportunities in the industry will likely be found in the business market

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Operating Systems and Productivity Software Publishing industry has experienced a strong five-year period, with the increasing penetration of the internet making even more computer products a ubiquitous feature of daily life. 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. In the five years to 2017, the industry expanded, driven by sales to both consumers and business. Software is an ever-evolving product, with updates and new releases consistently stimulating demand for industry products...

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    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 27.5% of industry establishments, with Washington and California leading the region. Microsoft, the major player that dominates this industry, is headquartered in Washington. California's Silicon Valley is home to Apple, Oracle and a host of other technology companies with which this industry routinely partners.

    While the most prominent companies in this industry are based in Washington and California, their operations are far more scattered. Microsoft has offices in most of the metropolitan technology hubs in the United States, including California's Silicon Valley and Austin, TX. By ..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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 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.

    Industry Products
    Operating systems
    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Operating Systems
  • Productivity Software

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Microsoft CorporationApple Inc.
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    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 allows 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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