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BW: U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Delivers on the Outlook for the Enterprise Hardware Space

Mar 28, 2000, 00:08 (3 Talkback[s])

"U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Managing Director and Senior Computer Hardware and Semiconductor Analyst Ashok Kumar today provided insight into the future of the enterprise hardware sector. While the Internet has captured investor mind share, Kumar believes that market watchers have missed the quiet revolution that is occurring behind the scenes, as enterprise solutions allow the magic behind the Web to come alive."

"'We believe the next five years will be one of the most promising periods in computing. We will witness two diverse forces dramatically transform the server market from how we know it today,' said Kumar. 'At the top, will be server consolidation that will change the face of computing and implementation. On the low end, with the help of Linux, appliance servers will challenge the hold of NT and volume enterprise players to the extent where only the most efficient will prevail. The result will be selling fewer but higher margined high-end servers, while the low-end goes to appliance solutions. We expect that both of these transitions will alter the enterprise market, creating ripe investment prospects.'"

Press release.