IDC's Small and Medium Business Markets: Cloud Adoption for Applications, Analytics and Digital Transformation is one of four research modules in IDC's SMB program. It details the SMB customer transition from traditional on-premise IT infrastructure to SaaS and cloud-based infrastructure at the LOB level to strategic cloud engagement using a fully hosted or hybrid cloud model across the organization. An effective complement to the mobility strategies and application development module, this research examines customer progress through the lens of how cloud-based storage, server, and software capabilities digitally transform SMB operations.
SaaS deployments are also examined along with security (cloud, app, and network) and analytics (business intelligence tools and cognitive apps). Other topics include in-depth analysis of changing application usage across endpoints and evolving vendor, partner, and go-to-market strategies by SMB size categories.