February 7, 2002
The 3-year hardware upgrade cycle: is it over?
Author: JT Smith
NewsFactor Network writes: "If there is no significant loss in business efficiency when stretching hardware use for an extra year, have businesses been too quick to upgrade hardware in the past, and will the upgrade rate slow permanently? And if it does, what effect will that have on business hardware makers? At least in the short run, things do not look good for server vendors. Research company IDC has forecast that 2002 will be a "major transition year" for server vendors."