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Inside the Five Trends Cited in the Hype Cycle for Small and Midsize Businesses, 2016

Published: 28 July 2016

ID: G00313345

Analyst(s): James Browning , Joe Mariano , Mike Cisek , Jose Ruggero


Technologies that can improve business outcomes in small and midsize businesses are the focus of the 2016 SMB Hype Cycle. The five trends driving the use of technology provide SMB IT leaders with insight into how to leverage specific technologies to address challenges and priorities.

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Research Highlights

  • 1. Adoption of Emerging Data Center Solutions
  • 2. Strategic and Tactical Use of Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) and Application Services (SaaS)
  • 3. Improve Security Prevention, Detection and Response
  • 4. Analytics to Improve Business and IT Operations
  • 5. Enablement of the Digital Workplace

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