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Research And Markets – Investigate South Africa’s Commercial Systems And Servers Industry Today

(PRWEB) December 13, 2004

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c10915) has announced the addition of South Africa Commercial Systems and Servers 2004-2008 Forecast and 2003 Vendor Shares to their offering.

This study, South Africa Commercial Systems and Servers 2004-2008 Forecast and 2003 Vendor Shares, reviews and analyzes the market for computer systems, servers, and workstations in South Africa for 2003, with data provided according to vendor, processor technology, and operating system. The data is further divided into 10 price bands. The study also provides detailed forecasts of market size through 2008.

Additionally, the analysis of the commercial systems and server market should help answer the following key market questions:


What are the defining characteristics of the commercial systems and server market in South Africa?

How will current and future economic conditions likely affect this market's development?

What are the areas of highest penetration and growth potential within the server market by operating system, price band, and CPU type?

How is the global rivalry between Microsoft and Unix being played out in the South African market? Where does Linux stand?

Can vendors of proprietary environments capture new applications and growth on their platforms?

What application segments are driving growth and what platforms are best positioned to gain in this evolving market?

Who is gaining share in the South African server market?

Where are the greatest opportunities for future growth?

"After the previous years' decline in systems and server shipments, strong growth was witnessed in 2003. Due to restricted IT budgets and the increased length of purchase cycles, however, vendors will be inclined to remain cautious. As the large business sector starts to focus on total cost of ownership and return on investment, it is to be expected that the SMB sector will become more important in generating revenue for vendors." Philip Korinek, Research Analyst - CEMA.

The contents of this report are as follows:

Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Executive Summary

Situation Overview

Market Characteristics

Economic and Political Environment

IT Environment

Information Technology Market Overview

General IT Trends

Drivers

Inhibitors

Overview of the Systems and Server Market

The Structure of the Systems and Server Market by Server Category

The Volume Server Market (less than$ 100,000)

The Midrange Enterprise Server Market ($ 100,000-$ 1,000,000)

The High-End Enterprise Server Market (More than $ 1,000,000)

The Structure of the Systems and Server Market by Processor Type

Trends in the Intel Processor-Based Server Segment

Trends for the RISC Processor-Based Server Segment

The Structure of the Systems and Server Market by Operating System

Microsoft Windows (NT, 2000, And XP) Server Hardware Market

Novell NetWare Server Hardware Market

Unix Server Hardware Market

Linux Server Hardware Market

Other Operating Systems

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c10915

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

press@researchandmarkets.com

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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