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TrendWatch Fast Fact: Servers at Studios/Facilities

Web hosting remains top use for servers among U.S. studios/facilities By Jim Whittington, TrendWatch Inc.

TrendWatch logoIn this quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. In this final edition of Fast Facts, see how studios and facilities are using their servers.

Fact: Half of U.S. studios/facilities plan to buy one or more servers in 2005. The top server use cited by studio owners is Web hosting (25%).

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Why should you care?
For all studios/facilities in general, the top reason for buying new servers is Web hosting, followed by production. Investment plans in all server uses are increasing - in other words, studios in general are increasing their investment in servers for all these uses.

-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Report: Servers -- Holding the Workflow Together: The TrendWatch Perspective On Trends in Server Evolution and Use in the Visual Effects and Dynamic Media Markets -- published April 2005 

The TrendWatch Server Use Report can be purchased and downloaded from the secure TrendWatch eStore Purchase Server Use Report. This report uses TrendWatch survey data collected directly from U.S. studios/facilities about server use and purchase plans. Server use and investment are detailed by type and size of studio/facility. The price for the TrendWatch Server Use Report is $575 and can be purchased from TrendWatch with major credit cards. You can download a sample of this report from the TrendWatch Website at Server Use Sample Report. For more information about this report, reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at [email protected], or visit  the company's Web site at

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