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U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2016–2020: PCs and Peripherals, Systems and Storage, Telecommunications Equipment, Software, and IT Services

U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Business Forecast, 2016–2020: PCs and Peripherals, Systems and Storage, Telecommunications Equipment, Software, and IT Services

This IDC study forecasts IT spending by small and medium-sized businesses in the United States."Spending on information technology by the almost 6.6 million small and medium-sized businesses in the United States will approach $167.2 billion in 2016, accounting for over one-quarter of overall global SMB IT spending," says Ray Boggs, who directs IDC's SMB Markets program and who serves as vice president, Small and Medium Business Research at IDC. "Vendors sensitive to changing SMB technology requirements will have an important competitive advantage, especially if they can show how new resources can leverage the technology SMBs are already using to enhance productivity in effective and affordable ways."


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Design Products and Programs with Specific SMB Needs
Help SMBs Leverage Technology to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity
Hardware Spending Growth (Modest) Sets the Stage for Software (More Significant)
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
Continuing Growth of Mobile Computing/Mobile Technology
Inhibitors
Potential Economic Stagnation
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Definitions
Methodology
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