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Mainframe Computers in the US - Procurement Research Report

Mainframe Computers Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of mainframe computers. Mainframe computers are extremely powerful computer systems used for a variety of functions, including bulk data processing, statistics, enterprise resource planning and financial transactions. Mainframe computers, as opposed to computer servers, tend to focus on reliability and stability rather than raw processing speed. As a result, they are purchased primarily by companies that require highly stable, reliable and powerful computing hardware, such as financial institutions, healthcare providers and government agencies. This report focuses on the hardware used by mainframe computers.


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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