Federal IT Hardware Market, FY 2012-2017

Published: September 12, 2012

Deltek’s Federal Information Technology Hardware Market, 2012-2017 analyzes trends in the federal hardware market that will shape the direction of the segment over the next five years.

Deltek forecasts demand for vendor-furnished IT hardware by the U.S. government will decrease from $28.7 billion in 2012 down to $20.2 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -6.8%.

Key Findings

Increasing budget pressure, government mandates, and changing technology approaches are challenging agencies to ‘do more with less.’ Amidst consolidation initiatives to increase efficiencies and reduce redundant spending, federal agencies are aligning their technology investment strategies with evolving capability requirements and beginning to shift how they do business.

The federal hardware market will experience increasing pressure over the next five years, requiring hardware vendors to adjust what they offer and how they sell to federal customers. Cloud computing, thin-client adoption, mobile computing, and enterprise services approaches will transform the hardware market and present both challenges and opportunities for vendors.

Deltek’s research reveals that the following key influences will shape the IT hardware market:

  • Agencies will be pressured to make “controlled cuts” to “near-sequestration” levels regardless of whether or not sequestration actually occurs.
  • Agencies are moving toward cloud computing and mobile computing in a drive to maximize efficiency and adopt innovative technologies while also reducing costs.
  • In an effort to drive down costs, agencies are increasingly turning to strategic sourcing contracts (which may become mandatory) to procure IT hardware, limiting competitive opportunities.
  • Increased agency focus on data management over infrastructure management is expected to translate into reduced spending on desktops and servers, but increased spending on lower price point thin clients and mobile devices.

Critical Insight for Vendors

Deltek's Federal Information Technology Hardware Market, 2012-2017 report provides companies and other interested parties with a detailed view of the future federal IT hardware market and a market forecast for the next five years. The report is designed to enhance a vendor’s federal planning process with relevant strategic analysis and provides recommendations that guide hardware vendors to maximize their market positioning to best take advantage of the changing federal IT environment.

Deltek's Federal IT Hardware Market, 2012-2017 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format. The report package also includes a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® workbook with charts and data.

I. Introduction II. Envisioning the Future Scenario a. Five Trends Transforming the Federal IT Market III. Market Forecasts a. Total Federal Hardware Addressable Market, FY 2012 - 2017 b. Addressable Market by Buyer Segment, FY 2012 - 2017 c. Addressable Market by Technology Segment, FY 2012 – 2017 d. Addressable Market by Federal Agency, FY 2012 - 2017 e. Federal Hardware Market Sub-Segment Analysis i. End-User Devices ii. Storage and Peripherals iii. Infrastructure (Servers and Mainframes) iv. Communications and Network Equipment IV. Top Ten Agency Analysis V. Conclusions and Recommendations VI. Appendix