| End Of The Age Of The Appliance


Why would you buy hardware from a software vendor?

Before you buy your next IT appliance, ask the vendor whether they are a software vendor or a hardware vendor. Then ask yourself, "why would you buy hardware from a software vendor?"

The commercial success of IT vendors was built on the back of the appliance, but with a shift away from CapEx ownership to OpEx models these same vendors are now re-positioning themselves as software vendors. In this whitepaper, we plot the journey of the appliance and discuss where the road is heading for the traditional IT market.

Download this whitepaper to discover:

  • How appliance vendors made their money
  • The never-ending battle between the vendor and the client
  • How the IT industry has shifted in favour of the user and away from the 36 month life-cycle

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