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Worldwide Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Business Top Priorities: The Quest for Improved Efficiency

Worldwide Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Business Top Priorities: The Quest for Improved Efficiency

This IDC study examines the top business priorities identified by small, midsize, and large businesses in developed and developing regions, with country-level detail. Based on a survey of 2,189 SMBs in 7 countries, this study details the extent to which 10 top business priorities are cited for comparison by company size and geography.

"The varied nature of firms by size and geography ensures a high level of diversity in the prioritization of different business goals," noted Ray Boggs, vice president of SMB research at IDC. "But while revenue growth and improving efficiency/productivity are the most frequently cited objectives, the focus on revenue in smaller firms and in developing countries is no longer the story. IDC research found that improving productivity is an increasingly important objective independent of firm size or region, setting the stage for increased technology investment to support worker efficiency and effectiveness, especially mobile and remote workers."

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Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Business Priorities in Developed and Developing Countries
Key Business Priorities in Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Businesses by Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany Japan, India, China, and Brazil
Future Outlook
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Synopsis
Table: Small Business Top Business Priorities in Seven Countries (% of Respondents)
Table: Medium-Sized Business Top Business Priorities in Seven Countries (% of Respondents)
Table: Large Business Top Business Priorities in Seven Countries (% of Respondents)
Figure: Small Business Top Business Priorities in Developed and Developing Countries
Figure: Medium-Sized Business Top Business Priorities in Developed and Developing Countries
Figure: Large Business Top Business Priorities in Developed and Developing Countries
Figure: Top Business Priorities in Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Companies in Developed and Developing Regions

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