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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259828

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2016 Predictions

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Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2016 Top 10 Predictions

IDC Opinion

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Situation Overview

Summary of Key Drivers

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Prediction 1: SMB IT Spending Will Increase by 4.4% in 2016, with a Continuing Shift Away from Hardware and Toward Software and Solutions

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IT Impact

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Prediction 2: Line-of-Business Decision Making Will Account for a Growing Share of SMB IT Spending; By 2017, LOBs Will Be Key IT Purchase Influencers in Over 50% of U.S. Midmarket Firms

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IT Impact

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Prediction 3: Shifts in Regional Economic Growth Worldwide Will Be Echoed by Regional SMB IT Spending Growth; Growth in Asia/Pacific and Latin America Will Be Lower than in the Past

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IT Impact

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Prediction 4: Digital Transformation and "Born on the Cloud" Best Practices Will Influence the IT Investment Decisions of 25% of SMBs Across Geos in Developed and Developing Countries

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Prediction 5: Share of U.S. SMBs with Millennial Senior Management Will Reach 45% in 2018; Use of Cloud and Mobile IT to Facilitate Productivity and Work-Life Balance Will Increasingly Be SMB Norm

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IT Impact

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Prediction 6: 30% of U.S. SMBs Will Deploy Business Intelligence Software by the End of 2017 as High-Performing SMBs Seek Competitive Advantage Through Big Data Analytics

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IT Impact

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Prediction 7: SMBs Will Increasingly Turn to External IT Support; By 2018, Half of All SMBs Across Regions Will Rely on Outside IT Support to Supplement Internal Resources

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IT Impact

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Prediction 8: Midmarket Mobile IT Spending Will Grow by 70% from 2015 to 2016 as Firms Mobilize Core Business Operations with Packaged and Custom-Developed Apps via App Dev Partners and PaaS

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IT Impact

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Prediction 9: 25% of Worldwide SMBs Will Replace On-Premises Capabilities with Cloud IT; Security Concerns, Access to Enterprise-Grade Apps, and IaaS Services Like DRaaS Will Be Key

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: U.S. SMB Adoption of Microsoft Office 365 Will Exceed 50% by the End of 2016, Fundamentally Altering SMB Computing

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Essential Guidance

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