Research and Markets: Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m678w8/workstation) has announced the addition of the "Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies" subscription to their offering.
“Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies”
Workstations continue a solid growth pace in Q3'13
If you thought the workstation was in decline like its PC sibling, think again.
Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 973.1 thousand workstations in the third quarter of 2013, marking 3.6% sequential growth in a quarter that's cyclically down, more often than not. That figure nearly eclipsed the record 1.0 million units the market set back in 2011.
2013 has proven to be a good year for the market, as it experienced its second consecutive quarter of substantial growth. Third quarter results provide continuing evidence: workstations are not PCs ... and the performances of the respective markets are on very different trend lines.
The market for PCs is continuing to decline, feeling the heat from alternative computing devices. Consumers are shifting en masse to tablets and smartphones, and either not replacing PCs as often, or deciding to go without altogether. But that trend is virtually absent in professional applications, where a tablet or smartphone can't possibly substitute for a workstation."
JPR remains bullish on the long-term prospects for professional computing markets, including workstations. Professional applications are different. The demand on data, computes, and visualization is insatiable. There is no such thing as performance that's 'good enough', so every new generation of computing and rendering technology is readily adopted.
HP and Dell the big two today ... but Lenovo climbing steadily
Responsible for 41.9% of units sold, HP maintained its position as the dominant worldwide workstation supplier. Dell accounted for 32.0%, and Fujitsu chipped in 3.7%, most in EMEA and Japan.
While the market fortunes for those three vendors haven't changed much recently, there's a fourth player that's been slowly and steadily making gains in the workstation market: Lenovo. The Chinese vendor accounted for 13.7% of workstation units shipped in the quarter, the highest mark its held since the couple of years following its inheritance of IBM's ThinkPad mobile workstations in 2005.
Professional graphics market stays on growth path as well
The industry, primarily composed of the Nvidia/AMD duopoly, shipped a total of approximately 1.3 million workstation-caliber GPUs in the third quarter, including both mobile modules and deskside add-in cards. Volume represented an impressive year-over-year gain of 19.7%.
Now in its twelfth year, JPR's Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies has established itself as the essential reference guide for hardware and software vendors and suppliers serving the workstation and professional graphics markets.
The JPR Workstation Report series includes a breadth of market data and research, including six total reports issued over the year. All in all, a subscription entitles subscribers to:
Two extensive semi-annual reports, comprehensively assessing the state of the workstation and professional graphics industries
The service includes two semi-annual revisions of the JPR Workstation Report, a complete reference manual on the workstation and professional graphics businesses. Anything you want to know about the markets, technologies and industry players can be found in this all-inclusive report.
Four quarterly market bulletins covering both workstations and professional graphics
Also included in a year's subscription are four quarterly market bulletins, each around 40 to 50 pages and timed to highlight the previous quarter's (and year's) results in the workstation and professional graphics hardware markets. Each quarterly comes with a companion XLS file, with a comprehensive array of tables and figures that go into more detail than the basic text of the bulletin. The market quarterlies are released around eight weeks after the close of the previous quarter.
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