Desktop Computers in the US - Procurement Research Report


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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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