Flexera Software’s Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) saw explosive growth in 2014 as approximately 2.1 petabytes of data had been successfully downloaded using our ESD solution worldwide. But wait, what does 2.1 petabytes even mean? It is approximately equal to a combined storage of 470,000 DVDs. You can watch about 27 years’ worth of HD videos. Since 2012, the number of bytes of software downloaded via our ESD product has been increasing at an exceptional compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 84%.
The number of completed downloads using our ESD solution for 2014 are 106.3 million with an average of about 21 MB per download. The number of downloads have increased by almost 60% since 2013. CAGR of number of downloads since 2012 is up an impressive 508%!
So what’s fueling the growth? How can we help you?
One of the most valued features of Flexera’s ESD solution is export compliance checks. This allows software producers and intelligent device manufacturers to stay in compliance while electronically delivering software and updates to customers (find out more about export compliance in my recent blog). In 2014, we helped flag 40,464 download transactions that are not in compliance with export laws, saving millions of dollars in potential legal costs. This is approximately 1 export compliance violation for every 2,500 downloads.
Clearly, these numbers indicate a significant growth in industry adoption of ESD in recent years. If you’re not leveraging ESD yet, what are you waiting for? Many companies are already using Flexera’s ESD solution to reduce costs, increase profitability and customer satisfaction.