If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Virtual Machine Software procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Virtual Machine Software, 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

Virtual Machine Software - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, per-license pricing for virtual machine software has been increasing slightly at an estimated average annual rate of 1.1% to $2,994 per license. High market share concentration and rising demand have been the main catalysts for rising virtual machine software prices during the period.High and rising market share concentration has been the most influential factor...


Virtual Machine Software - Total Cost of Ownership

There is a high total cost of ownership with virtual machine software, meaning the buyer is likely to incur unexpected costs during the software’s purchase and lifetime. Buyers will also face costs related to hardware, including the cost of additional central processing units and random access memory (RAM), both of which determine the performance of additional virtual machines on the host...


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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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