Computer Data Storage Management Systems Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Although prices of computer data storage management systems have been rising, the growth has been slow and steady, which benefits buyers. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Computer Data Storage Management Systems to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Prices are expected to keep rising as more businesses integrate computer technology.

Computer data storage management systems have a buyer power score of 3.4 out of 5. The score reflects a moderately beneficial pricing trend for buyers, with steady but slow growth in price over the past decade. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Andrew Krabeepetcharat, “slowly rising prices are a result of the increased demand for data storage and management, as well as improvements in products”. Buyers have some degree of negotiating power due to the moderate profit margins that suppliers generate and the growing competition between major companies. However, buyer power is hindered by the high market share concentration that reduces the alternative suppliers that buyers can choose from. On the other hand, the largest suppliers of these products are large, multinational companies that have a moderate level of profit margin, leaving room for high quantity buyers to negotiate on price.

Prices for computer data storage management systems have generally risen slowly. Growing private investment in computers and software has increased demand for database management systems (DBMS). Also, the growing percentage of services conducted online has also contributed to increased demand as businesses attempt to effectively manage more data for business operations. “Despite fast growth in demand for computer data storage management systems, prices have grown slowly due to competition among major companies,” says Krabeepetcharat. Low price volatility has benefited buyers as they are better able to financially plan for capital investments.

Due to the slow growth trend in increasing prices, buyers do not need to purchase DBMS immediately to lock in prices. Products are also constantly undergoing change and suppliers are releasing new features each year including further integration with cloud technology. Furthermore, switching costs for buyers of computer data storage management systems are high, giving buyers less negotiating power because buyers need to plan for purchases. A moderate level of buying lead time also reduces buyer power because the purchase of computer data storage management systems requires extensive planning and coordination among different departments. The top four vendors in the market are IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco Systems.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of computer data storage management systems. Suppliers develop and distribute database management, storage and remote backup software systems. Operators may also assist in the installation and maintenance of these software systems. Suppliers also engage in the development of middleware, which acts as an intermediary between databases and business analytics software.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Vendor Financial Benchmarks
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

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IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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