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Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update

Published: 19 September 2013

ID: G00255487

Analyst(s): Mikako Kitagawa , Daniel O'Connell , Warren Bell, Robert Anderson , Erica Gadjuli

Summary

SMB IT spending will grow an estimated average of 3.9% in the next five years. Emerging-market geographies will clearly lead the growth, while mature markets will show slower-than-average growth. Software spending growth will outperform all other technology segments.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

Assumptions

  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic and Cultural Factors
    • China's Consistent Growth Despite the Economic Uncertainties
    • IT Providers' Cautious Investments Are Required in the SMBs in the Emerging Markets
    • Sluggish IT Spending in Europe Affected by Economic Instability
    • Software- and Service-Driven IT Spending in the Mature Markets
  • Hardware
    • Device
    • Server/Data Center
  • IT Services
  • Software
    • Applications
    • Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications
    • Mobile and Data Services Are Driving the Market
    • Network Consolidation and Upgrades Are Driven by Modern Applications

Market Model

  • Forecasting Process

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