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Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2016–2020

Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study examines the market size and forecast for the small and medium-sized business market in Canada using the spring 2016 update. For the purpose of this document, and for the document series in general, the SMB market is defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees. The document inspects SMB spending for IT products and services:HardwareSoftwareIT services"The SMB market is, in some respects, one of the best opportunities for IT vendors as spending can be spread out among a large volume of potential customers. Even with the ongoing economic issues present in the Canadian and global economies, the Canadian SMB sector has shown remarkable resiliency," says Jim Westcott, research manager, Application Services.


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Hardware (Storage [Direct, Networked, and SAN], Switches/Routers, Wireless LAN, Security Applications, and Printers/MFPs)
Application Software (Collaborative Apps, Content Management Apps, CRM, ERM, and Structured Data Management)
Hosting Infrastructure Services
Inhibitors
Product Saturation
Ongoing Economic Uncertainty
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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