IT Buying Trends

February, 2005


The buying patterns of IT equipment provide insights into the overall health of the industry and directions for technological improvements. The demand for mainframes and midrange systems has fallen as a consequence of the popularity and ease of use of servers in a variety of capacities. The rationale for the decreased interest in traditional mainframes and midrange systems is easily seen when statistics for servers are investigated. The server market is the hottest growth segment for IT spending.