January 23, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
This one will knock you over with a feather. The analysts at IDC have released a report that says that “better value for money” is the main factor in choosing a server platform and a server vendor, almost regardless of industry vertical. IDC said “almost.” The exception to this rule is the public sector, where relationships and long contracts seem to matter more.
IDC has just completed a survey of server buyers in the United States, and companies in the manufacturing, services, and healthcare sectors all agreed that better value for money–with value being more than just performance bang, of