IDC's Technology Valuation Services provides core data and information for IT financing providers and product managers to understand equipment life cycles and measure risk in IT investments. These services provide technology assessments, including detailed road maps, current fair market values, and residual value forecasts for IT equipment portfolio managers, product marketing managers, sales professionals, procurement executives, and IT financing and leasing specialists. Technologies covered include servers, clients, storage systems, networking, and communications equipment.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Product life-cycle and technology assessments
Evaluation of vendor primary and secondary market strategies
Dell, HP, IBM, and Cisco rack and blade servers
Dell, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba PCs
EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Network Appliance, and Oracle storage products
HP, IBM, and Oracle enterprise servers
Cisco networking equipment
Blade Server Residual Value Forecast
Cisco Networking Equipment Residual Value Forecast
EMC Symmetrix and CLARiiON Storage Residual Value Forecast
Desktop and Notebook PC Residual Value Forecast
HP StorageWorks Residual Value Forecast
Hitachi Data Systems Storage Residual Value Forecast
IBM Enterprise Storage Residual Value Forecast
IBM System z9 Server, Power Server, and System x Server Residual Value Forecast
Network Appliance Storage Residual Value Forecast
x86-Based PC and Server Residual Value Forecast
Oracle Microsystems Server Residual Value Forecast
Oracle-Sun Storage Residual Value Forecast
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
Will demand exist for this equipment type by lease end? What will the economic value be in three to five years?
How is this vendor positioned relative to its competitors, and what is its outlook?
Will emerging technologies render this equipment obsolete in the near future?
How will the increasingly global used equipment market impact used equipment prices and secondary market dynamics?
How will new product discounting practices impact the resale for each type of equipment one to four years into the future?
Sample Life Cycle for IT Equipment
IDC's Technology Valuation Services research examines how key manufacturers are positioning products in the major server, storage, networking, and communications markets and how their products' primary and secondary market prices will track, including those from Avaya, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, Network Appliance, and Oracle-Sun.
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