APPLIANCE SERVER BOOM[QQ] The appliance server market will explode over the next five years as a result of the Internet and e-commerce. But this explosion will be to the detriment of the traditional server market, which will be cannibalised as both enterprises and SMEs rush to buy appliance servers. Market analyst IDC expects this year to be pivotal for the market.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Unbranded PCs have become almost as widely accepted by customers as branded desktops, research by CRN US has revealed. In total, 30 per cent of customers prefer white boxes while 40 per cent insist on buying branded PCs.
Source: CRN US
A MARKED DIFFERENCE
The widespread acceptance of unbranded PCs does not extend to servers, with twice as many customers opting for a branded server over a branded box, research by CRN US shows.
Source: CRN US
SERVICE PROVIDERS RISE
The application service provider (ASP) market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of close to 100 per cent as the industry matures and the concept becomes more familiar to customers. The emergence of collaborative and personal applications will also contribute to the growth of the ASP market.
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