The research firm on Monday announced that enterprise revenue in MEA totalled
Continuing social and political unrest across much of the region acted as a severe inhibitor to enterprise investment, according to
"Ongoing instability in several parts of the
The MEA region's x86 server market witnessed a 5.2 per cent year-on-year increase in value but a 5.4 per cent decline in unit terms during the second quarter of 2013.
"This growth in the x86 server market's value, as well as the corresponding decline in volume, can be attributed to the adoption of virtualisation technologies that utilise fewer server units than traditional datacentres," said Gaya.
The region's external storage market experienced subtle growth of three per cent year on year in the second quarter. "
Barring a few bright spots in the region, most of the bigger countries witnessed a decline in storage investment during this quarter, with pipeline projects remaining uninitiated," says
"However, key infrastructure projects in the region tend to be implemented toward the second half of the year."
The enterprise hardware market in the
On the supply side, HP retained top spot among the vendors competing in the MEA server market in quarter with 37.6 per cent market share. IBM and
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