This IDC study provides the workstation market share based on data from the 4Q13 release of IDC's workstation tracker. Specifically, this study presents the latest annual worldwide and U.S. views based on actual data through year-end 2013. Worldwide customer revenue declined slightly in 2013, from $6.58 billion in 2012 to $6.57 billion in 2013.
"The workstation market, while having a lackluster year in 2013, is forecast to grow over the five-year 2014–2018 forecast period as new vendors enter the workstation space and the total available market expands. The workstation market is forecast to increase by $2 billion over the forecast period," says Lloyd Cohen, research director of IDC's Enterprise Platforms Group. "Performance, graphics, and reliability are three criteria that help drive workstation growth. These are workstation attributes that keep workstation users happy and productive while the high profit margins keep the workstation vendors content as well."
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