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U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2018–2022: PCs and Peripherals, Systems and Storage, Telecommunications/Network Equipment, Software, IT Services, and Business Services

U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2018–2022: PCs and Peripherals, Systems and Storage, Telecommunications/Network Equipment, Software, IT Services, and Business Services

This IDC study forecasts IT spending by small and medium-sized businesses in the United States.“Spending on information technology by the 6.3 million small and medium-sized businesses in the United States will approach $186.2 billion in 2018, accounting for roughly 30% of overall global SMB IT spending,” says Ray Boggs, vice president, Small and Medium Business research at IDC. “Successful vendors continue to refine their SMB products and programs to meet continually evolving customer requirements in increasingly competitive times.”


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Continue to Refine Products and Programs with Coordination and Ease of Operation in Mind
Essential Benefit: Leverage Technology to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity
Refine Channel Strategy in Keeping with SMB Acquisition Preferences and Quest for Efficiency
Hardware Infrastructure Buildout Sets the Stage for Software and Solutions Growth
Market Forecast
New Business Formation and Company Counts
U.S. SMB Market by Company Size
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
SMB Formation and Growth
Continuing SMB Interest in IT Advances to Enhance Productivity
Focus on Performance Improvement and Worker Productivity Will Encourage Greater Investment in Mobile Solutions and More Flexible Work Environments
Inhibitors
Potential Economic Disruption
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Definitions
Methodology
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