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Workstation report

Now in its twelfth year, JPR’s Workstation Report - Professional Computing Markets and Technologies has established itself as the essential reference guide for hardware and software vendors and suppliers serving the workstation and professional graphics markets.

The JPR Workstation Report series includes a breadth of market data and research, including six total reports issued over the year.

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Q4’21 maintains torrid — albeit unsustainable — workstation market growth

There will be a quarter that ends the workstation market’s historically high growth, but fourth quarter of 2021 wasn’t it. Yet again, quarterly growth far outpaced levels any would justifiably describe as organic, with Q4 maintaining a blistering string of recent results, at 42.8% year-over-year (YoY) and 6.1% sequential. 

What was even more impressive about the quarter’s yearly growth compared to that of its two sequential predecessors was the context. While strong YoY growth of 2021’s second and third quarters referenced the 2020’s pandemic-induced market low point, the fourth quarter of 2021’s 44.9% is measured relative to a Q4 of 2020 that had marked a pronounced bounce back from that low point, essentially to pre-pandemic levels. 

The quarter also clearly signaled a shift in the mix of workstation platforms, as the mobile workstation, the preferred platform in the work-from-home transition of the past two years, slowed its growth.

JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera explains, “We’d been waiting to see a rebound in fixed/deskbound workstations as the pandemic receded and workers returned to offices. After delays in that plan due to COVID-19 variants and surges, it would appear businesses are finally committing to a return and starting to update offices with more traditional fixed machines. I expect the next couple of quarters to follow suit, with strong fixed sales.”


The Workstation report series consists of four quarterly market bulletins covering both workstations and professional graphics each around 40 to 50 pages and timed to highlight the previous quarter’s (and year’s) results in the workstation and professional graphics hardware markets. Each quarterly comes with a companion XLS file, with a comprehensive array of tables and figures that go into more detail than the basic text of the bulletin. The market quarterlies are released around eight weeks after the close of the previous quarter.

The service also includes two semi-annual revisions of the JPR Workstation Report, a complete reference manual on the workstation and professional graphics businesses. Anything you want to know about the markets, technologies and industry players can be found in this all-inclusive report.