Duopoly in Information Technology

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The Wikipedia states Duopoly as

A true duopoly is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. In reality, this definition is generally used where only two firms have dominant control over a market.

Monopolies do exist (Microsoft Office suite, Google ads, App Store being most prominent) but there is competition from other sources – mostly Open Source software that is being written by various developers across the world.

One can see duopoly in almost all product/software categories in IT – some of the very noticeable ones include

  • Google and Apple are competing against each other in every space on the web, TV and what not
  • Oracle and SAP are fighting tooth and nail on the enterprise space
  • Intel and AMD are playing their chip strokes
  • IPhone and Android mobiles are beating the competition hollow
  • Google and Bing are the top two search engines
  • TCS and Infosys are the largest Outsourcing companies from India

Is Duopoly good for the market? What do you think?

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