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ProcurementIQ’s Data Center Services Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Data Center Services. This report offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing purchasing decisions, including price trends and three-year forecasts, input costs and demand factors, along with key suppliers and an analysis of the extended supply chain. Armed with the right procurement intelligence, your company will be able to make educated purchasing decisions.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Data Center Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2018, the price of data center services has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 1.2%. However, price volatility has been relatively low, making it easier for buyers to plan for service costs.Rising demand has been the primary driver of price growth, with private investment in computers and software rising as companies have continued to make greater use of.

Data Center Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for data center services is generally high. Suppliers charge a variety of fees. Some suppliers also charge one-time setup fees, while others charge overage fees. Furthermore, buyers must have a way to service their data center equipment. Buyers must either have service personnel close to the data center facility, subcontract this work to a third party or take.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of data center services, which are used to process, store, network, manage and distribute data. Data center services may also be referred to as colocation center services, and suppliers may be referred to as carriers. This report focuses exclusively on outsourced data center services for businesses, rather than consulting companies that advise businesses on how to create their own data storage and processing centers. This report does not include data recovery services, IT hosting services or web hosting services.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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