Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business Markets Forecast Update by Vertical Segment, 2016-2020

Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business Markets Forecast Update by Vertical Segment, 2016−2020

This IDC study presents the performance of the Japan small and medium-sized business (SMB) IT market in 2015 and the market forecasts for 2016–2020 by company size, product, and industry, based on the latest economic situation and product information gathered from vendor surveys up to September 2016. Because of the impact of the Japan economy, IDC forecasts growth in the Japan SMB IT market to be essentially flat from 2016 to 2017. IDC expects growth expansion from 2018 onward with the upgrading of existing systems or PC replacement demand playing a central role, but anticipates that the portion of companies that expand their IT spending with strategic goals to remain very small. "In order for steady expansion to continue in the Japan SMB IT market in the medium to long term, IT suppliers should make companies that are doubtful of the strategic use of IT recognize the effectiveness of IT utilization. IT suppliers should actively propose solutions that allow user companies to actually experience the benefits of IT utilization, such as solutions that seek improvements in business efficiency and resolve manpower shortage," says Hitoshi Ichimura, research manager, IT Spending, IDC Japan.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Japan SMB IT Market Spending by Company Size, 2016–2020
Japan SMB IT Market Spending by Product, 2016–2020
Japan SMB IT Market Spending by Industry, 2016–2020
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Hosting of the Olympic Games
Penetration of the 3rd Platform
Companies in Shifting Focus to Overseas Markets
Stagnation in Regional Economies
Delay in Increase in Consumption Taxes and Implementation of System for Reduced Tax Rates on Certain Goods
Significant Market Developments
IT Spending Trends by Industry
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
PCs and Tablets
Network Equipment
Packaged Software
IT Services
Industry Classifications
Survey Target Scope
Respondent Distribution by Company Size
Respondent Distribution by Industry
IT Product Categories Covered in This Study
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