USB Flash Drives in the US - Procurement Research Report

USB Flash Drives Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of removable universal serial bus (USB) drives. USB flash drives are external and mobile data storage devices that use flash memory to store data. USB flash drives use USB plugs to interact with another device, and use NAND flash memory to either collect or distribute memory with the other device. USB flash drives are often used to back up data, install or boot operating systems, carry applications, store firmware updates, provide version control or for promotional and marketing purposes. Buyers include consumers, educational institutions, software firms and financial institutions. This report excludes flash memory cards, internal storage devices, floppy disks, optical storage devices and external hard drives.


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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