Overview

IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Server Racks & Cabinets procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Server Racks & Cabinets - Recent Price Trend

The price of server racks and cabinets has been declining slowly during the three years to 2017 at an estimated annualized rate of 0.2%. These price declines are the result of decreases in the cost of steel and growing economies of scale for suppliers. However, the steepness of price declines has been somewhat lessened by the effect of rising product demand throughout the period.The primary input...

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Server Racks & Cabinets - Total Cost of Ownership

Server racks incur some costs beyond the initial purchase price, indicative of a medium total cost of ownership. For all types of racks, installation and integration will take some time and usually result in some system downtime. This downtime is the reason why buyers usually purchase new racks when they purchase new servers. That way, the new server structure can be assembled while the old one...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of server racks and cabinets, which are protective structures designed to hold servers and other networking equipment. These products are produced and sold primarily by server manufacturers and peripheral computer equipment manufacturers. Racks are used to keep the temperature of servers down while also providing them with a protective organizational structure. Key buyers are universities, businesses and government entities. This report does not cover servers, computers, electrical wires and other computer equipment.

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
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 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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