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Forecast Analysis: Small-and-Midsize-Business External IT Spending, Worldwide, 3Q13 Update

Published: 23 December 2013

ID: G00259389

Analyst(s): Erica Gadjuli, Mikako Kitagawa , Robert Anderson


SMB IT spending will grow faster than the overall business market in the next five years. The growth will be driven by software and IT services spending, which will represent nearly half of SMB IT spending by 2017.

Table Of Contents



  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic and Cultural Factors
    • Continuous Economic Uncertainties in the Eurozone in the Near Term
    • Latin American and Asia/Pacific Economies Slowing in 2014
    • Spending Shift From Hardware to Services/Software Will Accelerate Through 2017
    • SMB Market Offering Wider Opportunities Than Large Enterprise

Market Model

  • Forecasting Process

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