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Development Tools, Operating Systems & Utilities Software
SIC Codes: 7372
NAICS Codes: 511210
Last Quarterly Update: 5/13/2019
Companies in this industry design and publish development tools, operating systems, and utilities software. Major companies include Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Symantec (all based in the US), as well as Avast Software (Czech Republic) and Trend Micro (Japan).
Although the US dominates the global operating systems market, underserved markets outside of North America, Japan, and Western Europe hold the greatest potential for software sales growth.
Companies that make development tools, operating systems, and utilities software are a subset of the overall software industry, which is covered in a separate profile.
Competitive Landscape
Demand is driven by sales of computing devices, including desktop and notebook PCs, tablets, and smart phones, which are tied to personal income levels and business profits. The profitability of individual companies depends on technical expertise and effective marketing. Large companies have advantages in development, marketing, and distribution resources. Small software companies compete by focusing on niche applications or emerging technologies. The US software industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 75% of revenue.
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Major products include operating systems used on computers and mobile devices, utility programs such as backup software, and development tools used by ... plus:
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