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Workstation Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Workstation Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

A workstation is an advanced computer designed for scientific and technical applications. Workstations are professionally designed for high-end user applications including digital content creation, finance modelling, and software engineering among others. Workstations can run multi-user operating systems and are featured with a redundant array of independent disks, SSDs, and optimised GPUs. The global workstation market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.8% in terms of value and 4.3% in terms of volume during the forecast period 2016–2026.

The global workstation market can be segmented on the basis of – Product Type (Tower Workstation, Mobile Workstation, Rack Workstation, Blade Workstation, All-in-One Workstation); Operating System (Windows, Linux, Unix); and Application (Digital Content Creation, Economic/Finance, Engineering, Scientific, Software Engineering, Other Commercial). The Windows Operating System is expected to expand at a comparatively high CAGR in terms of value over the forecast period – estimated to account for a relatively high value share of 90.7% by the end of 2016. This segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.9% over the forecast period.

The Mobile Workstation segment is estimated to account for a revenue share of 23.7% in the global workstation market by the end of 2016 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period. Mobile workstations come with high-end computing features such as faster graphics processors, powerful CPUs, and additional memory, which offer a combination of professional and business features and advanced hardware that has been optimised for stability, reliability, and performance. The product cycle of the mobile workstation is very long and can be as long as three years and above in some cases as compared to other workstation segments. Mobile workstations are in high demand across the globe owing to better performance and advanced features that find adoptability in a wide array of applications such as digital content creation, economic/finance, and software engineering.

Market drivers and trends

A growing demand for 3D animation software, digital content creation, and networking and graphics is expected to fuel the growth of the global workstation market over the forecast period. However, longer replacement cycles and increasing competition from alternative computing platforms that deliver quality, high performance, and value can pose major challenges to the sustained growth of this market over the next few years.

The global workstation market is likely to witness several big trends in the next 10 years. A few notable trends include migration of PC and Apple Mac users to workstations, an increase in the global demand for virtual workstations, a rising preference for mobile workstations in oil and gas exploration applications, a growing demand for tower workstations in digital content creation applications, and a high demand for mobile workstations in software engineering applications.

Market projections

The North America region is projected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period and is anticipated to have a higher market share as compared to other regions due to a growing demand for digital content creation. In terms of value, North America is estimated to account for a significantly high market share of 40.4% by the end of 2016 and the market in the region is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period. The Mobile Workstation segment is estimated to account for a high market share of 35.5% in the North America market by the end of 2016. The workstation market in APEJ is estimated to account for 22.3% value share by the end of 2016 while Western Europe and Eastern Europe are estimated to account for 27.8% and 2.6% value share respectively by the end of 2016.

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Market leaders

Hewlett-Packard, Dell Inc., Lenovo Group Limited, Fujitsu Ltd., and NEC Corporation are some of the leading companies operating in the global workstation market.


1. Executive Summary
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Definition
2.2. Market Taxonomy
3. Workstation Market Analysis Scenario
3.1. Pricing Analysis
3.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast
3.2.1. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
3.2.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.3. Market Overview
3.3.1. Value Chain
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Restraints
4.3. Forecast Factors – Relevance and Impact
5. Global Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast, By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
5.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Product Type
5.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
5.2.1. Tower Workstation
5.2.2. Mobile Workstation
5.2.3. Rack Workstation
5.2.4. Blade Workstation
5.2.5. All in One Workstation
5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
6. Global Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast, By Operating System
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Operating System
6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Operating System
6.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
6.2.1. Windows
6.2.2. Linux
6.2.3. Unix
6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
7. Global Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Application
7.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
7.2.1. Digital Content Creation
7.2.2. Economic/Finance
7.2.3. Software Engineering
7.2.4. Scientific
7.2.5. Engineering
7.2.6. Other Commercial
7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
8. Global Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Region
8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Region
8.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000) Forecast By Region
8.2.1. North America
8.2.2. Latin America
8.2.3. Western Europe
8.2.4. Eastern Europe
8.2.5. Asia Pacific Excl. Japan (APEJ)
8.2.6. Japan
8.2.7. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
9. North America Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
9.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
9.2.1. U.S.
9.2.2. Canada
9.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
9.3.1. Tower Workstation
9.3.2. Mobile Workstatio
9.3.3. Rack Workstation
9.3.4. Blade Workstation
9.3.5. All in One Workstation
9.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
9.4.1. Windows
9.4.2. Linux
9.4.3. Unix
9.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
9.5.1. Digital Content Creation
9.5.2. Economic/Finance
9.5.3. Software Engineering
9.5.4. Scientific
9.5.5. Engineering
9.5.6. Other Commercial
9.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.6.1. By Country
9.6.2. By Product Type
9.6.3. By Operating System
9.6.4. By Application
9.7. Prominent Trends
10. Latin America Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
10.1. Introduction
10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
10.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
10.2.1. Argentina
10.2.2. Mexico
10.2.3. Brazil
10.2.4. Rest of Latin America
10.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
10.3.1. Tower Workstation
10.3.2. Mobile Workstatio
10.3.3. Rack Workstation
10.3.4. Blade Workstation
10.3.5. All in One Workstation
10.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
10.4.1. Windows
10.4.2. Linux
10.4.3. Unix
10.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
10.5.1. Digital Content Creation
10.5.2. Economic/Finance
10.5.3. Software Engineering
10.5.4. Scientific
10.5.5. Engineering
10.5.6. Other Commercial
10.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.6.1. By Country
10.6.2. By Product Type
10.6.3. By Operating System
10.6.4. By Application
10.7. Prominent Trends
11. Western Europe Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
11.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
11.2.1. EU5
11.2.2. Nordic
11.2.3. Benelux
11.2.4. Rest of Western Europe
11.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
11.3.1. Tower Workstation
11.3.2. Mobile Workstation
11.3.3. Rack Workstation
11.3.4. Blade Workstation
11.3.5. All in One Workstation
11.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
11.4.1. Windows
11.4.2. Linux
11.4.3. Unix
11.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
11.5.1. Digital Content Creation
11.5.2. Economic/Finance
11.5.3. Software Engineering
11.5.4. Scientific
11.5.5. Engineering
11.5.6. Other Commercial
11.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.6.1. By Country
11.6.2. By Product Type
11.6.3. By Operating System
11.6.4. By Application
11.7. Prominent Trends
12. Eastern Europe Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
12.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
12.2.1. Poland
12.2.2. Russia
12.2.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
12.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
12.3.1. Tower Workstation
12.3.2. Mobile Workstatio
12.3.3. Rack Workstation
12.3.4. Blade Workstation
12.3.5. All in One Workstation
12.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
12.4.1. Windows
12.4.2. Linux
12.4.3. Unix
12.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
12.5.1. Digital Content Creation
12.5.2. Economic/Finance
12.5.3. Software Engineering
12.5.4. Scientific
12.5.5. Engineering
12.5.6. Other Commercial
12.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.6.1. By Country
12.6.2. By Product Type
12.6.3. By Operating System
12.6.4. By Application
12.7. Prominent Trends
13. Asia-Pacific Excl. Japan (APEJ) Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
13.1. Introduction
13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
13.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
13.2.1. China
13.2.2. India
13.2.3. ASEAN
13.2.4. Oceania
13.2.5. Rest of APEJ
13.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
13.3.1. Tower Workstation
13.3.2. Mobile Workstatio
13.3.3. Rack Workstation
13.3.4. Blade Workstation
13.3.5. All in One Workstation
13.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
13.4.1. Windows
13.4.2. Linux
13.4.3. Unix
13.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
13.5.1. Digital Content Creation
13.5.2. Economic/Finance
13.5.3. Software Engineering
13.5.4. Scientific
13.5.5. Engineering
13.5.6. Other Commercial
13.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.6.1. By Country
13.6.2. By Product Type
13.6.3. By Operating System
13.6.4. By Application
13.7. Prominent Trends
14. Japan Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
14.1. Introduction
14.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
14.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
14.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
14.2.1. Tower Workstation
14.2.2. Mobile Workstatio
14.2.3. Rack Workstation
14.2.4. Blade Workstation
14.2.5. All in One Workstation
14.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
14.3.1. Windows
14.3.2. Linux
14.3.3. Unix
14.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
14.4.1. Digital Content Creation
14.4.2. Economic/Finance
14.4.3. Software Engineering
14.4.4. Scientific
14.4.5. Engineering
14.4.6. Other Commercial
14.5. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.5.1. By Country
14.5.2. By Product Type
14.5.3. By Operating System
14.5.4. By Application
14.6. Prominent Trends
15. Middle-East and Africa Workstation Market Analysis and Forecast
15.1. Introduction
15.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
15.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
15.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Country
15.2.1. GCC
15.2.2. South Africa
15.2.3. Israel
15.2.4. Turkey
15.2.5. Rest of MEA
15.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Product Type
15.3.1. Tower Workstation
15.3.2. Mobile Workstatio
15.3.3. Rack Workstation
15.3.4. Blade Workstation
15.3.5. All in One Workstation
15.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Operating System
15.4.1. Windows
15.4.2. Linux
15.4.3. Unix
15.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume ('000 Units) Forecast By Application
15.5.1. Digital Content Creation
15.5.2. Economic/Finance
15.5.3. Software Engineering
15.5.4. Scientific
15.5.5. Engineering
15.5.6. Other Commercial
15.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
15.6.1. By Country
15.6.2. By Product Type
15.6.3. By Operating System
15.6.4. By Application
15.7. Prominent Trends
16. Competition Landscape
16.1. Competition Dashboard
16.2. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Strategy, Recent Developments)
16.3. Global Players
16.3.1. HP Inc.
16.3.2. Dell Inc.
16.3.3. Lenovo Group Limited
16.3.4. FUJITSU
16.3.5. NEC Corporation
17. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
18. Research Methodology

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