This IDC study provides an overview of the worldwide market for enterprise thin clients, which are network-based computing devices without local storage that are used in business environments. This document discusses the market size for enterprise thin clients as well as major trends that are affecting the market. In addition, unit shipments, average selling prices (ASPs), and total value of the enterprise thin client market by geographical region are given for 2009-2011 and forecast for 2012-2016.
"The enterprise thin client market grew by 13.8% in 2011, and forecast growth is higher than that over the 2012-2016 period," said Steve Buehler, research director at IDC. "Enterprise thin client solutions have reached the mainstream of corporate IT solutions, and the cost, security, and management advantages of the enterprise thin client approach should keep this market moving forward quite robustly for the foreseeable future."
The Enterprise Thin Client Market in 2011
Forecast and Assumptions