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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Workstation Tracker

The workstation market, along with the IT industry, has been impacted by the mass economic development and growth across Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). IDC has seen significant investments across different architectures as organizations strive to provide the best technology to their workforce to stay competitive. Although this market offers significant growth opportunities, it also requires creative marketing strategies to succeed. In recent years, the availability of commodity graphic solutions, significant performance improvement of x86 processors, and broad application availability on the Windows and Linux operating systems have enabled personal workstations to enter high-end visualization markets, which were previously the domain of traditional workstations running on a RISC/Unix operating platform. What will be the impact of multicore processor PCs on the workstation market? IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Workstation Tracker® helps vendors answer these questions and also offers in-depth insights to help them with their strategic decision making and tactical planning to stay ahead in this highly competitive but rapidly emerging market.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in unit shipments and value.

Core coverage:

  • Personal workstations: Branded and non-branded
  • Product category: Desktop workstation, mobile workstation

Optional content add-ons:

  • Model name
  • Product (workstation): AIO, blade, tower, rack, mobile
  • Price band

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (14 countries)
  • Country breakdown: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include two years of historical data, two years of quarterly forecasts, and an additional three years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are provided below.

Core forecast coverage:

  • Personal workstations: Branded and non-branded

Optional forecast add-ons:

  • Product (workstation): AIO, blade, tower, rack, mobile


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis with pivot tables. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data
  • Vertical, channel, and application (VCA) data

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports
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