Market intelligence on current discounting practices for computer equipment can be difficult for buyers to obtain. Vendors often require buyers to sign non-disclosure agreements as a condition to receiving their largest and best discounted. As a result, future buyers may find it difficult to determine whether the discount that the vendor is offering is typical or whether a better deal can be negotiated. This updated report, based on our current knowledge of current market conditions, provides IT buyers with insight and guidance concerning current discount structures on a variety of categories of computer equipment. Categories include personal computers (desktops, notebooks, and monitors), servers (blade servers, mainframes, and midrange servers), workstations, disk systems, tape storage, miscellaneous I/O, and networking equipment. Vendors covered include IBM, HP, Sun, EMC, HDS, StorageTek, Cisco, Juniper, and CipherOptics. (6 pp., 15 figs.)
Vendor Discounts on Computer Equipment (June 2006)
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