Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business Markets New Entry Vendor Analysis 2015

Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business Markets New Entry Vendor Analysis 2015

This study explores and analyzes vendor trends in the Japan small and medium-sized business (SMB) IT market. The vendors covered consist of the major vendors and those that have newly entered the market. This study investigates and examines case studies based on visiting interviews with various vendors and the findings of the April 2015 Japan SMB User Study concerning usage trends and needs by major product type (hardware and packaged software) and for the 3rd Platform (cloud, mobility, and Big Data and analytics).As the environment that Japan SMBs face remains demanding, the expectations that such users have for IT are shifting from simply making work more efficient and the like to ensuring performance improvement, production innovation, and other results directly linked with management strategy. How to propose solutions that meet these expectations while keeping costs low is now a crucial problem not just for vendors but also for regional SIs and distributors. Another significant issue within Japan is the stagnation of the number of new companies being founded. IDC believes that over the medium and long terms, this will affect the Japan SMB IT market. Therefore, IDC Japan IT spending Research Manager Hitoshi Ichimura argues that "vendors will need to create management support systems that include non-IT solutions as well. All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:IDC Opinion Methodology Definition Executive Summary Essential Guidance Synopsis

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Definition of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Classification of Industries
Methodology of the Japan Small and Medium-Sized Business User Survey
Survey Targets
Number of Respondents
Survey Period
Survey Content
Executive Summary
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Outlook on the Utilization of 3rd Platform Technologies by SMBs in Japan
Effects on Business with SMBs Due to the Increase in the Number of New Vendors Entering the Market
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Industry Classifications

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