Application Usage Management Survey - Intelligent Devices & Software: The Future of Manufacturing?

Intelligent Devices & Software: The Future of Manufacturing?

Survey Background

The Application Usage Management survey was conducted by Flexera Software with input from IDC’s Software Pricing and Licensing Research division under the direction of Amy Konary, research vice president - software licensing and provisioning at IDC. This annual research project looks at application usage management trends and best practices. The survey reaches out to executives at application producers (Software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers) and enterprises who use and manage software and devices. This is the first year this survey is being conducted.

Methodology and Sampling

The data contained in these Application Usage Management reports is compiled from three separate surveys, one targeted for software ISVs, one for intelligent device manufacturers, and one for end-user organizations that consume enterprise software. More than 750 respondents participated, including executives and IT professionals from 455 software ISVs, 127 intelligent device manufacturers and 169 enterprise organizations.

Survey Demographics

Location of Respondents

Of the 750+ respondents to the survey, 56% reported their division headquarters as being located in the United States. 6% were from the United Kingdom, 5% from Canada, and 4% were from India, Australia and Germany.

Respondents’ Vertical Markets

Respondents of the Application Usage Management Survey fell across a wide array of vertical markets. 29% were from technology companies, 18% were from business and consulting services, 8% each from healthcare and financial services, and 7% each from government and financial services.