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Forecast Analysis: Servers, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 25 April 2014

ID: G00261206

Analyst(s): Uko Tian , Hiroko Aoyama , Kiyomi Yamada , Jeffrey Hewitt , Jennifer Wu, Errol Rasit


The server market will have 1.3% yearly growth in end-user spending in 2014, with shipments rising 3.8%. Greater China will have the highest positive growth during the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% in end-user spending.

Table Of Contents


  • Forecast Data
  • Server Forecast 1Q14 Versus 4Q13
  • Regional Highlights
    • Mature Asia/Pacific
    • Emerging Asia/Pacific
    • Greater China
    • EMEA
    • Japan
    • Latin America
    • North America


  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
    • Technology Adoption
    • Product Life Cycles
    • Product Migration
    • Server Product Mix
    • Replacement Demand
    • New Usage Types

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Server End-User Spending — Current Forecast
    • Server End-User Spending — Constant Currency Forecast
    • Server Unit Shipment Forecast
    • Server ASP Forecast
  • Factors
    • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural
    • Technology Assumptions
    • Organic Growth
    • New Usage Types
    • Product Life Cycles
    • Replacement Demand
    • New Penetration Demand
    • Installed Base Estimates
    • Product Migration
    • Server Product Mix
    • Exchange Rates
  • Connections
    • Economic/Technology Assumptions > Product Life Cycles > Installed Base > Replacement Demand
    • Economic/Technology Assumptions > Organic Growth/New Usage Types > New Penetration Demand
    • Exchange Rates > Server ASPs
    • Replacement Demand/New Penetration Demand > Server Shipment Forecast
    • Product Migration/New Penetration Demand > Server Product Mix

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