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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Workstation Tracker

The workstation market, along with the IT industry, has been impacted by the mass economic development and growth across Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). IDC has seen significant investments across different architectures as organizations strive to provide the best technology to their workforce to stay competitive. Although this market offers significant growth opportunities, it also requires creative marketing strategies to succeed. In recent years, the availability of commodity graphic solutions, significant performance improvement of x86 processors, and broad application availability on the Windows and Linux operating systems have enabled personal workstations to enter high-end visualization markets, which were previously the domain of traditional workstations running on a RISC/Unix operating platform. What will be the impact of multicore processor PCs on the workstation market? IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Workstation Tracker® helps vendors answer these questions and also offers in-depth insights to help them with their strategic decision making and tactical planning to stay ahead in this highly competitive but rapidly emerging market.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in unit shipments and value.

Core coverage:

  • Personal workstations: Branded and nonbranded
  • Product category: Desktop workstation and mobile workstation

Optional content add-ons:

  • Model name
  • Product (workstation): AIO, blade, tower, rack, and mobile
  • Price band

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (14 countries): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data
  • Vertical, channel, and application (VCA) data

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include two years of historical data, two years of quarterly forecasts, and an additional three years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are provided below:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Personal workstations: Branded and nonbranded

Optional forecast add-ons:

  • Product (workstation): AIO, blade, tower, rack, and mobile