This IDC study forecasts operating environments shipments, installed base, and operating systems and subsystem revenue for 2014-2018. Worldwide market size is provided for 2013.
"After a tough 2012, the operating systems business bounced back in 2013, thanks to a strong performance by Microsoft and the Americas region," said Al Gillen, program VP, Servers and System Software, IDC. "This 10.1% growth rate is impressive, but this growth was made possible in part by a weak performance in 2012. While we expect the operating environments shipments and operating systems and subsystem revenue to continue on a positive growth trajectory, we do not expect to see another year of double-digit growth anytime soon."