This IDC Survey provides insights and analysis into findings from IDC's annual SMB IT decision maker (ITDM) survey. For this specific survey, analyzing which corporate-owned devices are being deployed to employees by country, company size, and device type is included. This survey excludes data on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies, which will be covered in IDC's SMB Enterprise Mobility Survey later this year.
Slides pertain to the rate of device adoption for desktop PCs, notebook PCs, smartphones, tablets, phablets (smartphones with screens sized larger than 5.5in.), and Chromebooks (notebook PCs running Chrome OS). Special attention is paid to outperforming small businesses (50–99 employee firms that have grown revenue in the past year) and millennial-led, Gen X–led, and baby boomer–led midmarket firms. This survey also looks at trends with small and midmarket firms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China, and India.
IDC defines small business as firms with 1–99 employees and midmarket as firms with 100–999 employees. Millennials are executives aged 35 or younger who make up the majority of a given firm's leadership. Members of Gen X are aged 35–50, baby boomers are 50–70, and members of the Greatest Generation are 70 or older. The data presented is from IDC's October 2015 U.S. SMB ITDM Survey fielded to a total of 700 U.S. SMB ITDMs and 110 ITDMs from other countries. Topics include a variety of IT-related issues, including mobility.