Home Server World Cup – Sweet 16 for February

The February numbers are in and there have been some shuffling of positions, however the top 8 countries remain the same.  Belgium is in the top 16 and Japan is out.  The USA moved from 7th to 3rd, UK moved from 6th to 4th, but Norway and New Zealand continue to hold the top 2 spots.  Other notables, South Africa moved from 11th to 9th, and the Netherlands moved from 14th to 11th.  Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and France all lost ground in February.

In order to compare the sales results of a smaller country with a larger country, you need to come up with a relatively simple way to equalize the field of play. So, if you look at Windows Home Server sales divided by the number of households with a broadband connection in each country, you get some interesting results.

Here are the current rankings of the top 16 seeds in the Windows Home Server World Cup competition.

  1. Norway
  2. New Zealand
  3. United States
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Denmark
  6. Australia
  7. Germany
  8. Switzerland
  9. South Africa
  10. Canada
  11. Netherlands
  12. Sweden
  13. Austria
  14. Belgium
  15. France
  16. China 

Updated standings will be published next month. 

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