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Data Management, Access, Collaboration Software Leads Software Industry Growth

Big data and analytics, collaborative applications and system software drove enterprise software growth in 2013, according to new research from International Data Corp.

IDC’s “Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker” shows that the software market grew 5.5 percent year over year in 2013, reaching a total market size of $369 billion. This was higher than the 4.3 percent growth seen in 2012. IDC says it expects to see this “moderately positive” scenario to continue for several more years.

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