Systems Management Spending Predicted to Grow in 2010

System management software vendors hope 2010 will be the year that more corporations begin spending to upgrade their business software. During the recent period of slow sales, new products were introduced to the market. According to KACE, a leading systems management appliance company, several of these new products may speed up purchase decisions by managers who hold the purse strings at both large and small enterprises.

Here are a few of the key developments that may lead to more business investment in software:

  • The failure of Microsoft’s Vista operating  system and the growing appeal of Apple technology may lead to a doubling in market share for the Apple OS.
  • Virtual desktop technology may be outpaced by the new virtual composite workspace technology.
  • Hybrid cloud and on-​premise enterprise solutions will grow faster than pure cloud computing because of data privacy issues.
  • Companies may invest more in desktop and laptop hardware that is configured with lower energy use requirements.
  • Multiple vendors, each with unique operating systems, are competing in the mobile marketplace battle. Until this battle is resolved, device management in the enterprise will become increasingly complicated and expensive.

Whether a company is selling a virtual desktop solution, a new way to address security concerns, or ‘green-​friendly’ systems, it seems that higher marketing budgets are in order for 2010.

[Source: KACE release, January 13, 2010] 
Kathy Crosett
Kathy is the Vice President of Research for SalesFuel. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and oversees a staff of researchers, writers and content providers for SalesFuel. Previously, she was co-​owner of several small businesses in the health care services sector.