Key findings: Hosting services
This hosting services procurement research report offers a comprehensive analysis of the pricing dynamics across various significant economies that can facilitate a comprehensive total pricing outlook for this category. Additional information includes an analysis of the regional spend potential, negotiation strategies while purchasing hosting services, and supplier selection criteria.
The faster penetration of internet-enabled hand-held devices is being capitalized by the leading industries who are leveraging the mobile applications to promote their products and services to a wider audience. This is consequently increasing the demand for mobile application hosting services. The e-commerce industry is one of the primary beneficiaries of this service who is expected to register more than 70% of e-commerce sales on the mobile platform. This will significantly contribute to the category spend momentum in the coming years.
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The hosting services procurement research report provides buyers with insights into the category spend and cost and volume drivers impacting the pricing of the products. It also offers information on the critical growth enablers that are responsible for impacting the overall supplier cost structure. This procurement market intelligence report has enlisted the globally preferred top hosting service providers.
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- Global and regional spend potential for hosting services for the period of 2018-2023
- Top suppliers and their cost structure
- US supply market scenario
- Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics
Analyze the global category spend for hosting services
Exponential growth of the e-commerce industry is acting as one of the primary growth drivers for the hosting services market. This demand for hosting services can be substantiated by a recent estimation of approximately 2 billion people who will leverage the internet for purchases in the next few years which will boost the e-commerce sales on a global scale. The importance of an online platform to boost sales is also compelling several brick-and-mortar retailers to procure from the hosting service providers, thereby; accelerating the category spend growth rate.
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This hosting services procurement research report offers coverage of:
- Regional and global spend dynamics
- Cost drivers impacting pricing
- Market favorability index for suppliers
Optimize category spend for hosting services
Data security poses as one of the primary concerns while procuring hosting services, particularly while subcontracting services that are not a part of the buyer’s preferred suppliers’ portfolios. It is recommended that buyers must specify clauses that limit or control a subcontractor’s accessibility to the private data of clients that are loaded in a server.
This hosting services procurement market intelligence report also offers coverage of:
- Cost drivers impacting pricing
- Total cost of ownership
- Overview of pricing models and their cost structure
Assess category spend for the US region
Factors like growing employment and the consumer’s changing purchasing preference are driving the e-commerce industry in the US. This will create a huge requirement in the hosting services market. To cater to consumer’s growing penchant towards mobile shopping, the hosting service providers in the US are innovating capabilities to provide services for buyers' applications/websites from such mobile devices. This is also offering a significant boost to the hosting services in the region.
Additional information offered in this hosting services procurement research report will help buyers analyze:
- Category cost drivers in the US
- Margins of suppliers in the US
- Price outlook and forecasts until 2023
Build strategies for effective supplier selection
This technology-driven hosting services market is characteristically dynamic because of the unpredictable consumer behavior and newer technological strides. To sustain in such a dynamic market, it is essential to procure from hosting service providers that are capable to provide scalable hosting services. Essentially, these services should be able to cater to future growth requirements that include upgrading accounts and server space.
This hosting services procurement research report identifies the significant costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:
- Cost-benefit analysis of pricing models
- Supplier relationship management practices
- Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
Devise effective category management strategies for hosting services
Procurement in the hosting services market can be a costly proposition and to devise a specific pricing strategy in order to stick to the budget in this dynamic market can be an extremely daunting task. In this respect, category managers must conduct a careful demand forecasting that will enable them to choose between complete or partial outsourcing of hosting requirements. This has been proven to facilitate substantial cost-savings in the long run.
Key insights offered in this hosting services procurement market intelligence report will help the buyers identify:
- Supplier margins and selection criteria
- Buyer ecosystem and factors influencing the procurement process
- Strategic sourcing and category management strategies
Determine the spend dynamics for key geographies
The increasing penetration of SMEs in APAC is creating huge requirements for a range of hosting services. The SMEs are adopting cloud hosting services to support web hosting and e-mail hosting. Factors such as access to technology, skilled labor, better financing framework, favorable regulations, and the necessary infrastructure facilities that are creating a formidable platform for various entrepreneurial ventures in North America and Europe. These businesses are leveraging online platforms to improve their interaction with consumers and collect key consumer data. Consequently, this is creating a substantial requirement for a range of hosting services such as web hosting and data center hosting in the regions.
Key geographies analyzed in this hosting services procurement research report include the following:
- North America
- South America
Information on the top hosting service providers and significant risks faced in the hosting services market are offered in this procurement market intelligence report. Download a free sample to access the report’s complete scope of coverage.
Key Features of Report
Procurement Best Practices
Cost Saving Opportunities
Supplier Capability Matrix
Hosting Services - Category Spend Analysis
According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key growth contributors for the hosting services supply market is an increase in in-house designing costs. In addition, factors such as a rise in ownership costs of websites and increased demand for websites from startups, especially e-commerce companies will drive the growth of the hosting services market.
Hosting Services – Procurement Best Practices
Buyers must ensure the participation and collaboration of related cross-functional teams (hosting service providers, web designers, IT department, and procurement teams) in category management and planning activities. These teams can help adopt measures that can reduce the risk of data loss, and ensure maintenance of web servers and quality of services.
Hosting Services - Procurement Challenges
Based on the analysis in this report, a major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the migration of data. To mitigate the challenge, SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers must perform RFI processes to gauge the technological capabilities and knowledge of providers, and to weed out those offering the outdated technology. The buyers should also thoroughly discuss details regarding costs involved.