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Record Year for Thin Client Devices in 2003, Reports IDC

  • 13 September, 2004 11:45

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, 13th September 2004 - IDC has recently released its latest thin client market report titled "Australia Thin Client Forecast, 2004 - 2008". The report shows record results for the thin client device market of 42,012 units in 2003. IDC found the total market grew by an even 48% from 2002 to 2003.</p>
<p>Michael Sager, IDC Market Analyst for PC Hardware stated that, "The acceptance of thin client devices in Australia is increasing, and end users are beginning to appreciate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and inherent security benefits of thin client devices."</p>
<p>From a vendor share perspective, Sun Microsystems displayed the greatest growth, albeit off of a smaller installed base, of 106.2% from 2002. Wyse continued to dominate the local market, and Hewlett Packard was able to maintain its hold on second position with 14.8% share of the total thin client market for 2003.</p>
<p>IDC expects the thin client market to see continued growth into the future. The five year forecast through 2008 has the thin client market standing at 106,117 units with a CAGR of 20.4% over this period. The expected growth in the thin client market is promising especially considering that the overall PC market is expected to grow at a much slower rate.</p>
<p>"The efforts of local vendors to educate the Australian market on the benefits of thin client devices are paying off. The introduction of solutions such as the Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI) from Hewlett Packard will only help to increase awareness and drive growth in the overall market," added Mr. Sager.</p>
<p>Top 5 Vendor Market Share</p>
<p>Overall Share:
Wyse 64.6%
Hewlett Packard 14.8%
Sun 7.6%
Neoware 5.2%
Maxspeed 3.0%
Others 4.8%
Total 100.0%</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Michael Sager
Market Analyst, PC Hardware
Email: msager@idc.com
Phone: 61 2 9925 2231</p>

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