Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Market Forecast to Reach New Heights in the Coming Quarters, According to IDC

(PresseBox) (Framingham, Mass., ) According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, worldwide thin client and terminal client device shipments totaled 1.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), an increase of 10.8% from the same quarter a year ago and 0.7% greater lower than IDC's forecast for the quarter. IDC expects the market to continue growing over the remainder of the year with 5.8 million units forecast to be shipped in 2014, representing 6.2% year-over-year growth. By 2018, these devices are expected to reach 7.6 million units shipped worldwide.

"As expected, enterprise client device shipments expanded from the previous quarter by 9%, with Dell being the major player with 14.3% sequential growth. Not only the thin clients, but terminal client shipments also saw a notable 31% increase from the previous quarter," said Keerthi Maganti, Research Analyst, Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Trackers at IDC.

Technology Highlights

- Thin clients continue to make up the vast majority (97.0%) of enterprise client devices and saw a major increase of 14.5% from the same quarter in the previous year. Terminal clients grew 31.5% over the previous quarter with 42,964 units shipped.

The standalone form factor constitutes the largest segment of the overall market at 88.6% share. For the mobile form factor, Japan has the majority of the worldwide share with 43%, followed by the United States with 39.6%. Thin clients with LCD displays are dominant in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) and hold 59.7% of the worldwide share.

- Thin clients without operating systems (zero clients) now hold 27.9% share among the thin client segment, which is an increase of 22.8% from the previous quarter. Windows Embedded OS thin clients are the largest at 41.6% share.

Vendor Highlights

- DellWyse - Dell moved into the number 1 position in 2Q14 with 28.8% worldwide market share. It is the number one vendor in Americas with 44% share, where it holds top rank in the U.S. with 46.2% share. Dell is also the leading vendor in Japan this quarter with 23.0% market share.

- HP - After a long period as the number 1 vendor, HP falls slightly to the number 2 position this quarter with 26.5% of worldwide market share. However, HP still ranked first in four out of eight geographic regions.

- NComputing - NComputing continues to be ranked third in worldwide market share at 11.6% share in 2Q14. It is ranked number 1 in APeJ despite having no shipments to China. Terminal clients represent 89.6% of its total terminal unit volume, which helped it to achieve this top position.

- Centerm - Within the thin client category, Centerm held the number 1 position in the APeJ market for 2Q14, with 23.2% regional share due to being the leading vendor in China with 43.2% local share.

- Igel - Igel continues its strong performance in 2Q14 with notable gains in Western Europe with 89.6% of its shipments concentrated there

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Companies Covered:
Dell Inc., IGEL Technology, NComputing, Hewlett-Packard Company

Regions Covered:
Worldwide

Topics Covered:
Terminal client, Thin client

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