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Leverage Proposed U.S. Tax Cuts to Create New Storage Market Opportunities

Published: 21 June 2017

ID: G00333969

Analyst(s): Robert Preston

Summary

Strong U.S. economic growth will have significant ramifications for the U.S. external controller-based storage market. Technology business unit leaders at storage providers need to act decisively to seize maximum market share in an already declining space.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increase in storage provider profits and repatriation of foreign earnings could lead to increased provider mergers and acquisitions
    • Gain in Profits
    • Repatriation of Foreign Earnings
  • Increase in demand for ECB storage will create a shortfall of experienced IT support personnel
  • Non-U.S. ECB storage providers will become less competitive in the U.S. due to proposed tax reforms

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