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May 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43775318

Worldwide Operating Systems Market, 2017: Deployment Trends

Authors: Stephen Belanger, Ashish Nadkarni

Abstract

This IDC Market Perspective reviews the manner in which operating environments are being transformed thanks to market dynamics in core, edge, and endpoint computing.

"Given the trend by most enterprises toward open source–based application stacks, OSS suppliers that are truly committed to open source communities and ecosystems (such as Linux) will be the ones that will come out at the top," said Stephen Belanger, senior research analyst, Computing Platforms at IDC. "Naturally, this will lead to further consolidation in the market, leaving only a handful of vendors that will have risen to the occasion."

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