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Desktop Computers in the US - Procurement Research Report

Desktop Computers Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of desktop computers, which are traditional full-featured personal computers (PCs) used either as stand-alone computers or as workstations on a network. PCs are usually purchased in conjunction with all standard peripherals, such as a keyboard, a monitor and a mouse, instead of with peripherals as separate components. Suppliers of desktop computers include manufacturers and retailers. Key buyers are from various industries, such as software publishing firms, educational institutions and government agencies. This product group excludes laptops, notebooks, tablets, servers and mainframe computers. For the purpose of this report, the terms desktop computers and personal computers are used interchangeably.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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