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The State Of Emerging Enterprise Hardware Trends: 2008 To 2009

Business Data Services North America And Europe

February 27, 2009

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  • By Frank Gillett
  • with Christina Lee,
  • Ellen Daley

Why Read This Report

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, green IT, cloud computing, business continuity, client virtualization, and sources of information that influence purchasing decisions. Adoption of x86 server virtualization neared 50%, while 5% of enterprises reported using cloud computing. Eighty-one percent of enterprises have some level of interest in increasing the electrical efficiency of the data center, although only 18% are very interested. And 70% of enterprises hope that they can lower PC costs with alternative technologies such as desktop virtualization.

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Table of Contents

  • About This Document
  • Basic Segmentation Available
  • Data Available In This Survey
  • x86 Server Purchase Plans
  • x86 Server Virtualization Adoption
  • Cloud Computing Adoption
  • Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery
  • Power And Cooling And Green IT
  • Alternatives To Traditional PC Technologies
  • PCs, Laptops, And Management
  • Information Sources And Influence In Purchasing
  • Supplemental Material