IBISWorld’s Virtual Machine Software Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Virtual Machine Software market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Virtual Machine Software - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2016, per-license pricing for virtual machine software has been increasing slightly at an estimated average annual rate of 0.8% to $2,938 per license. High market share concentration and rising demand account for rising virtual machine software prices during the period.High and rising market share concentration has been the most influential factor for rising software...


Virtual Machine Software - Total Cost of Ownership

Buyers will face a high total cost of ownership when purchasing virtual machine software, increasing the likelihood of the buyer incurring unexpected costs. The cost of virtual machine software is only one component for virtualization projects. Buyers will also face costs related to hardware, including the cost of additional central processing units and random access memory (RAM), both of which...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of virtual machine software. Virtual machine software allows users to run separate or multiple operating systems on a single computer. For example, a buyer can use virtual machine software to run Linux programs within a Windows interface. There are many applications for virtual machine software; users can access stored information specific to an application (typically legacy) accessible by only certain operating systems, aid software development, and implement temporary server hosting or security to experiment with applications that might otherwise be harmful to the host computer. This report does not include operating systems or cloud-computing technology.

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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