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U.S. 2015 SMB Application Deployment Survey: Accelerating App Migration to the Cloud

U.S. 2015 SMB Application Deployment Survey: Accelerating App Migration to the Cloud

This IDC study contains U.S. user survey results regarding current SMB adoption rates for various types of business applications, either deployed in a traditional on-premise model or hosted/delivered via a third party (e.g., cloud based). Applications include basic office productivity (word processing, email, presentation), more advanced general business applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and ERP, specialized applications such as travel and expense management, industry-specific applications such as CAD/CAM, and infrastructure management applications like storage/file management/data backup and IT asset management.

"In just a short time, cloud IT has risen in the conscious of many U.S. SMB CIOs and IT managers. Industry observers no longer ask whether cloud IT is being deployed in the SMB space but instead ask which apps are seeing more adoption growth than others. This latest survey indicates to IDC that outperforming SMBs have started to view cloud IT as a competitive advantage that can drive top-line business results. As such, it is clear that the majority of the IT market needs to develop an SMB strategy to tackle this burgeoning opportunity," said Chris Chute, vice president, Global SMB Cloud and Mobility Practice.

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Methodology
Situation Overview
On-Premise Deployment Trends
Cloud/Hosted Deployment Trends
Small Business
Medium-Sized Business
Changing App Deployment Models
Small Business
Medium-Sized Business
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Synopsis
Table: Current Usage of On-Premise Software Applications by Application Type and Company Size (% of Respondents)
Table: Current Usage of Cloud Applications by Application Type and Company Size (% of Respondents)
Figure: Impact of Net Revenue Increase on SMB Cloud Application Adoption by Company Type, 2014
Figure: U.S. Small Business Cloud Application Usage Growth, 2013–2014
Figure: U.S. Small Business On-Premise Application Usage Decline, 2013–2014
Figure: U.S. Medium-Sized Business Cloud Application Usage Growth, 2013–2014
Figure: U.S. Medium-Sized Business On-Premise Application Usage Decline, 2013–2014
Figure: U.S. SMB Mean Number of Cloud Applications Deployed by Company Size, 2013 and 2014

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