10 Questions For Insight's CEO And CFO

As the XP expiration boost tapers off, do you expect hardware sales to remain strong?

Lamneck: I think what you would say, is that for desktops, notebooks, tablets, that will be part of the refresh cycle that you normally see. Depending on that company, that’s three to four years, sort of refresh cycle ... There doesn’t seem to be anything on the horizon that would change that. The other aspects are server technology, server growth --- virtualization has had a big impact on that, so we've seen less servers being sold -- bigger and more powerful servers, but less servers. That continues to be a little bit slower growth than normal. Networking, we think, will continue to grow at the average rate of total hardware.

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