Network Operations Center Management Services Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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The price of network operations center management services has risen slowly over the past three years due to a combination of strong postrecession demand and declining software prices; in the three years to 2017, service prices are forecast to grow at a slightly slower rate as the surge in postrecession demand wanes and software prices continue to fall. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Network Operations Center Management Services to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Prices have been rising slowly due to strong postrecession demand and declining software prices

Network operations center (NOC) management services have a buyer power score of 4.0 out of 5, reflecting favorable negotiating conditions for buyers in the market. According to IBISWorld analyst Deonta Smith, buyers of NOC management services largely benefit from low market share concentration; this aspect of the market greatly improves buyer power because no individual supplier wields substantial control over service prices, and buyers have numerous suppliers to select from when making a purchasing decision. In addition, buyers benefit from low price volatility, which reduces the risk of sudden price swings and makes it easier for buyers to budget for future service costs. A few big names in the market include Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP, International Business Machines Corporation and Cisco Systems Inc.

However, as NOC management services go through technological advancements and demand for new network management options increases, service prices have been rising over the three years to 2014, limiting buyer negotiating power, continues Smith. As such, buyers should assess whether their networks require new advanced service options or whether they can operate adequately with basic NOC management services for a lower price.

Overall, buyers benefit from the widespread adoption of NOC management services. Although more technologically advanced services will be available during the next three years and prices are forecast to rise further, buyers can negotiate lower prices now on basic service options. To obtain the most favorable service prices, buyers are advised to inquire about bundle discounts on the purchase of related goods. Bundling these goods along with NOC management services will also ensure that all products and services are compatible with one another. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Network Operations Center Management Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of network operations center (NOC) management services. Offered through vertically integrated and specialty network support firms, NOC management is the process of monitoring and maintaining a client's computer network (e.g. local area networks and wide area networks). Primary services include regular monitoring of networks and managing the necessary software used within these networks. Other services include network troubleshooting, router and domain name management, software distribution and updating, performance monitoring and coordination with affiliated networks. This report excludes riser and cabling management services.

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
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
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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