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Forecast Overview: Small-and-Midsize-Business IT Spending, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 28 April 2016

ID: G00296916

Analyst(s): Mika Rajamaki, Katriina Valli, Mikako Kitagawa , Robert Anderson , Monica Zlotogorski , Megan Fernandez


Global small or midsize business IT spending is projected to grow at a faster rate than the overall IT market by over 0.5% between 2016 and 2019. This research provides an analysis of the trends underpinning this growth to assist technology and service provider strategy planners.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • SMB — Definition
    • Technology Segments
    • Characteristics of the SMB Segment
    • SMB Requirements for Digital Business

Foundational Assumptions

  • Buyer Behavior
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Regional Profile
  • Technology Relevance and Applicability

Market Model or Methodology

  • Influencing Factors
    • Connections

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