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ProcurementIQ’s Computer Servers procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Computer Servers to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Computer Servers - Recent Price Trend

The recent price trend for computer servers has been very favorable for buyers, with prices declining at an estimated average annual rate of 1.5% in the three years to 2018. Although demand for computer servers has been increasing, falling input costs have lowered production expenses for suppliers. Lower production costs have allowed suppliers to reduce prices while concurrently increasing profit.

Computer Servers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for computer servers is high because there are many additional costs to consider. Along with the server, the buyer needs to purchase chassis and racks to hold the server, as well as the software, to run and manage the computer server. Together, racks and chassis can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000. Software is usually not included with the server and can cost an.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of computer servers, which are hardware systems designed to respond to and handle requests from other computers across a network or over the internet. Servers are designed to handle multiple tasks for multiple users and are essential for most midsize and large businesses. Examples of servers include file, print, database, application and web servers. This product group excludes desktop and laptop computers and software. Cloud-computing services are also excluded.

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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