Thin Client Market - Snaopshot
The global thin client market is projected to be driven by the rising need for cost savings in enterprises. Cost savings are possible through lower device costs as compared to PC substitutes, and the option to reuse older hardware. Cost saving is also achieved by making the systems energy efficient, through lower heat generation. IT operations could benefit through the central management of all the thin client devices, together with patching and resource allocation between devices.
Thin clients and the transformation of "fat" clients (PCs and laptops) to thin clients provides an opportunity for thin client dealers to market their products to cost-sensitive enterprises due to the relatively low cost of refurbishment of old hardware that has already been deployed, and/or purchasing new thin client hardware solutions.
Additionally, technological advancements taking place across industries and their benefits are revolutionary for companies with greater consumer attraction. However, user resistance has also been observed to some extent. Thin clients limit most of the local machine capabilities, for instance, access to CD drives, USB, or thumb drives. They also prevent users from playing around with the local machine settings. Thus, even though this feature makes thin clients highly secure and protected, it also makes the users resistant to use thin client. When executing a new thin client setup, friction is expected to arise from employees, and to reduce this factor, the management could buy-in early which would help avoid any negative impact on productivity.
Growth in the thin client market is coupled with quick delivery and installation of products and to make the product available in both online and physical platforms to gain competitive advantage. This can be made possible through efficient supply chain management systems.
Several strategies and approaches have been established to increase the revenue of thin client over the years, with technological alliances considered to be one of the most promising strategies. Alliances and collaborations are beneficial for both the parties i.e. the technology providers as well as leading players in the thin client industry. However, concerns related to data security are on the rise as there are many examples of data privacy, security breaches, and a few cases of data breach. Hence, in order to deal with these issues, thin client industry players have to come up with solutions which could assure companies about data security.
Implementation of thin client solutions could provide organizations with significant flexibility, cost, and security benefits. Organizations are also looking forward to make the most of it and are expediting the implementation, which could be used as an opportunity by thin client vendors. Moving to hybrid and multi-cloud environments through a comparatively inexpensive, secure hardware solution is something that thin client vendors have an opportunity to take advantage of. Established firms such as Dell and HP Inc. despite their large market shares, lacks focus on thin client portfolios, which leaves room for new vendors to grab the market share by launching new services. Companies having this hardware tightly coiled with advanced, platform-agnostic software solutions are in a very strong position to meet customers' requirements. Thus, moving to hybrid and multi-cloud environments could be a great opportunity for thin client vendors.
The global thin client market has been segmented on the basis of components, enterprise size, end use industry, and region. The components segment has been classified into hardware and software and the hardware segment has been further classified into mobile based thin clients and desktop based thin clients. The enterprise size segment is categorized into large enterprises, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In terms of end use industry, the market has been divided into BFSI, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, IT& telecom, education, transportation & logistics, and others. The market in terms of region has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global thin client market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels.
In terms of region, North America is projected to lead the global thin client market during the forecast period. High technology oriented products also require active and flexible IT support, which is available in majority of the companies in the region. North America dominates the global thin client market primarily due to increase in adoption of cloud based technology. The market in Europe is also expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. The thin client market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace due to increasing technological advancements and increasing use of cloud technology.The markets in Middle East & Africa and South America are expected to witness sluggish growth as compared to North America and Europe, during the forecast period.
The global thin client market is largely driven by adoption of new technology across industries and move toward automation. Key players profiled in the report include Samsung Electronics, NComputing Co. Ltd., IGEL, HP Development Company, L.P., Dell, Cisco Systems, Inc., 10ZiG Technology, Acer Inc., and Advantech Co., Ltd.
Thin Client Market: Overview
This comprehensive report by Transparency Market Research analyzes and provides market growth forecasts for the thin client market at the global and regional level. The report provides an analysis of the global thin client market for the period 2016 to 2026, wherein 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is the base year. Data for 2016 is provided as historical information. The report covers all the major trends influencing the growth of the thin client market over the forecast period. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to affect the market’s growth during this period. The study provides a complete perspective on the thin client market growth in terms of revenue (US$ Mn), across different geographical regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. It also gives a perspective on the thin client market growth in terms of volume (Thousand Units). The report would help manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to understand the current and future trends in the market and formulate their strategies accordingly.The report also includes value chain analysis of the thin client market.
The thin client market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the market growth.
Global Thin ClientMarket: Scope of the Report
The global thin client market has been segmented on the basis of components, enterprise size, end-use industry, and region. The components segment has been classified into hardware and software.The hardware segment has been further classified into mobile based thin clients and desktop based thin clients. The enterprise size segment is categorized into large enterprises, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In terms of end-use industry, the market has been divided into BFSI, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, IT& telecom, education, transportation & logistics, and others. The market in terms of region has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global thin client market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels.
The report also includes competitive profiling of the key players associated with the thin client market around the globe. The important business strategies adopted by leading players, their market positioning, key competitors,financials, and recent developments have been identified in the research report.The competitive landscape section of the report gives an overview about presence and activities of key players in the regions/countries in order to strengthen their market position in the future.
Global Thin Client Market: Research Methodology
The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary sources such as annual reports, company websites, SEC filings and investor presentations, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, World Bank database and industry white papers are usually referred for developing preliminary market understanding. Further, for this report we have specifically focused on data from various industry bodies.
Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the thin client market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer new and fresh information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends, etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.
Global Thin Client Market: Competitive Dynamics
Samsung Electronics, NComputing Co. Ltd., IGEL, HP Development Company, L.P., Dell, Cisco Systems, Inc., 10ZiG Technology, Acer Inc., and Advantech Co., Ltd., are some of the key players that have been profiled in this study. Details such as financials, business strategies, key competitors, and recent developments along with strategic information pertaining to these players have been duly provided as a part of company profiles.
The thin client market has been segmented as below:
Market Segmentation:Global Thin Client Market
- Mobile based
- Desktop Based
By Enterprise Size
- Small and Medium Enterprises
- Large Enterprises
- Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI)
- IT & Telecom
- Transportation & Logistics
- Others (Oil & Gas)
In addition, the report provides analysis of the thin client market with respect to the following geographic segments:
- North America
- The U.S.
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- South America
- Rest of South America