Okay computer: Increasing investment in software and techological equipment will boost revenue

Over the five years to 2018, increasing employment and consumer spending in Canada helped foster new business formation and investment in computers and software, which helped companies to maintain a high level of IT and industry-related expenses. As downstream demand improved, revenue in the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry increased. Moving forward, industry revenue is expected to increase. Both corporate profit and business formation are projected to rise, prompting investments in software and technological equipment...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As corporate profit expands, sales of computers will rise and aid industry revenue
  • New innovations helped wholesalers to reduce expenses and boost profit margins
  • The trend of computer portability is anticipated to continue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Peripheral equipmentPeripheral equipment includes a broad range of data systems and other related products, accounting for an estimated 34.4% of industry revenue in 2018. Data systems products include rack, tower and blade servers as well as server accessories and networking products. Demand for these products is ultimately driven by downstream corporate and business clientele, as these products are designed to store data and process tasks at a level far exceeding a self-standing personal computer. A recent trend among businesses toward off-site or cloud-based data storage services alongside the decline in computer prices over the past decade has caused the data systems' sub-segment share of industry revenue to decline over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Corporate profit in the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry primarily wholesales computers, servers, computer peripheral equipment, loaded computer boards and computer software.

    Industry Products
  • Computers
  • Peripheral equipment
  • Software
  • Computer parts and equipment
  • Services
  • Printers
  • Industry Activities
  • Computer (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet) distribution
  • Systems (rack, tower and blade server) distribution
  • Computer peripheral (printer, scanner, projector, monitor) distribution
  • Component product (processor, motherboard, hard drive) distribution
  • Packaged software distribution
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of businesses
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Overnight rate

  • Current Performance
  • Vacillating downstream demand
  • Product mix
  • Marginal impacts of wholesale bypass
  • Industry profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Computer portability
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Stores in Canada
  • Information In Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing in Canada
  • Software Publishing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Peripheral equipment
  • Computers
  • Other
  • Computer parts and equipment
  • Software
  • Printers
  • Services
  • Chart: Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses for end use
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • Government
  • Other (including consumers)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Synnex Corp.,
  • Table: Synnex Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cloud Computing
  • A computing model in which storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines (often servers in a data centre owned by the service provider) rather than at the point of consumption.
  • Data Storage
  • STORAGE Computer devices and recording media that retain digital data. Often called "memory."
  • Packaged Software
  • Commercial application programs developed to meet the needs of a variety of users, rather than custom-designed for a specific user or company. Packaged, or boxed, software is normally put on disks.
  • Server
  • Computer models intended for running software applications under the heavy demand of a network environment.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A model of software deployment where a provider licences an application to customers for use as a service on demand.
  • Tablet
  • A portable computer with a touch screen as the primary input device.
  • Virtualization
  • Emerging technology that enables one computer to seamlessly use the resources of another over a network connection.
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