If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Network Switches procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Network Switches, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Network Switches - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the average price of network switches has been declining at an estimated annualized rate of 0.1%. Despite rising demand and high market share concentration, falling input costs and heavy import competition have caused prices to decrease.Lower unemployment rates, as indicated by growth in the number of employees, have stimulated demand growth for network switches. As...


Network Switches - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for network switches is medium. There are several direct and indirect costs that buyers need to consider after the purchasing process. For example, buyers should still consider the cost of integration. Once a network switch is purchased, time and resources will need to be devoted to adjust the settings on the switch to match the devices on the network. This process...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of network switches. Switches are computer networking equipment that connect devices together within an internal network by using packet switching to manage data packet traffic. Switches are considered more efficient and functional than their hub counterparts because they allow only designated ports to receive the data, whereas hubs flood the network with data through all ports. Most devices use Ethernet to communicate data from one device to another; therefore, only electrical devices that have Ethernet slots, such as computers, printers, servers and routers, are capable of communicating through switches. This report excludes routers, modems, hubs and bridges.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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