Why Read This
This report provides sample highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2008. Hot topics include server virtualization, cloud computing, client virtualization, hardware spending plans, channels, professional services, and sources of information that influence purchasing decisions. Adoption of x86 server virtualization reached 34%, while 2% of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) reported using cloud computing. SMB respondents report that peers are the most valued traditional source of information for purchase decisions while Web sites are the preferred digital source. And 74% of SMBs hope that they can lower PC costs with alternative technologies such as desktop virtualization.
Tags: Client Computing Hardware, Client Operating Systems & Software, Client Security & Management, Client Systems, Cloud Computing, Distribution Channels - ISVs, OEMs, & VARs, Enterprise Laptops, Infrastructure Architectures, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Server Hardware, Server Platforms, Server Virtualization, Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Windows Client OS, X86 Servers