rsssmb http://www.idc.com/rss/2810.do IDC RSS alerts U.S. SMB Cloud Preferences/Attitudes and IT Spending Share by Company Size and Industry: 2018 Update http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43649618 <P>This IDC Survey updates last year's examination of the cloud preferences and attitudes of U.S. small businesses (SBs; companies with fewer than 100 employees) and midsize firms (MBs; companies with 100–999 employees) and their cloud share of total IT spending. The extent to which cloud is cited as an IT spending priority is examined from the perspective of expanding the use of cloud in general as well as integrating on-premises and cloud resources, coordinating multiple cloud-based resources (multicloud management services), and investing in private cloud capabilities. In addition to providing information by company size, detail is also provided for SMBs in 15 industries: agriculture/mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation/communications/warehousing/utilities, banking/finance/securities, insurance/real estate, legal services, architecture/engineering, healthcare and social assistance, education/education services, wholesale trade, retail trade, other professional/technical/scientific services, other business services, and other consumer services/entertainment/accommodations/food services. </P><P>The extent to which firms agree with the attitude statement "We are increasingly investing in cloud/hosted solutions" is also examined by company size and industry. This attitude sets the stage for SMB cloud spending growth. Preferences for on-premises or cloud-based solutions (or no preferences, with respondents open to whatever deployment seems most appropriate) are also examined by company size. An assessment of the cloud share of total SMB IT spending is then presented, with cloud share compared with that of hardware, software, and IT services. Cloud share of total IT spending is also presented by industry. The survey concludes with a comparison of the share of cloud spending by company size associated with three cloud resource categories: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS).</P> IDC Survey Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs 国内SMB IT市場 地域別予測、2018年~2022年 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ42861218 <P>本調査レポートでは、2018年4月までのベンダー調査による製品情報、最新の経済状況を考慮して、国内SMB IT市場の2017年における実績値、および2018年~2022年の市場規模予測を地域別、都道府県別に提供している。2018年の国内SMB IT市場は、各地域でプラス成長を予測しており、特に東京都、東海地方、近畿地方では堅調に拡大する。なお、その他の地域では低い成長率に留まるものの、PCの更新需要、「消費税増税/軽減税率制度」対応のIT支出が見込まれる。</P><P>「ITサプライヤーは、大都市圏以外の地域においてSMBにおける「消費税増税/軽減税率制度」対応といった制度対応を契機として、クラウドなどの第3のプラットフォームソリューションの提供を強化することが、SMBビジネスの拡大のために求められる」と、IDC Japan ITスペンディングのリサーチマネージャーである市村 仁は述べている。</P> Market Forecast Mon, 02 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura 2018年 国内SMB IT市場 ユーザー企業のIT支出動向調査 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ42861018 <P>本調査レポートは、2018年4月に実施した「国内SMBユーザー調査」の結果に基づき、SMB(Small and Medium Sized Business:中堅中小企業)におけるIT導入目的/課題、IT支出予算、「第3のプラットフォーム」など主要ソリューション利用動向、ベンダー利用動向に加えて、「東京オリンピック/パラリンピック」「インバウンド需要」対応、および「消費税増税/軽減税率制度」「働き方改革」の影響などのトピックスに対するIT支出への影響に関する分析/検証を行ったものである。</P><P>SMB全体では、2018年度(会計年)のIT支出予算はほぼ横ばいに留まるとみているが、従業員規模100人以上の企業ではIT支出は堅調な拡大を見込んでいる。また、経営課題として「売上拡大」を挙げる企業が最も多いが、今回の調査では、人材不足の深刻化によって経営課題として「業務プロセスの改善」を挙げる企業が増加しており、さらにIT活用による効果を期待するSMBも多いことから、この分野でのIT支出の拡大が見込まれる。ソリューション面では、「第3のプラットフォーム」を活用して業績改善、業務効率化を模索するSMBが増加している。特にデータアナリティクス、コグニティブ/AIシステムを導入する企業の拡大が見込まれる。一方で、多くのSMBでは、IT部門の課題として人材面の課題を挙げている。その要因としてノウハウ不足がある。「SMBではITを利用した業務効率化、業績改善のニーズが高まっているが、同時にIT導入、運用のノウハウ不足が深刻な課題となっている。ITサプライヤーは「第3のプラットフォーム」を活用して導入/運用の負担を軽減したソリューションの提案がビジネス拡大に求められる」とIDC Japan ITスペンディングのリサーチマネージャーである市村 仁は述べている。</P> IDC Survey Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura How SMBs Are Prioritizing Technology Investments http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44056018 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes results from IDC's <I>2018 U.S. SMB Telecom Emerging Services Survey</I> and online survey of 501 United States–based small and medium-sized businesses. The document highlights and discusses small and medium-sized businesses' interest in various telecom services.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell U.S. Commercial Workforce: Millennials and Remote Workers http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44041618 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current constitution of the U.S. workforce as it pertains to millennials and remote workers. These two growing categories of workers pose additional challenges for IT managers and, consequently, opportunities for IT vendors that can help their customers adjust to the changing needs of the future workforce.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Linn Huang Sprint Business Continues to Deliver Growth http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS44076418 <P>This IDC Link summarizes IDC's opinion on the information and strategy presented to analysts at the Sprint Business Analyst Day held June 13, 2018. The discussions covered wireless and wireline services, although the focus of this document is on wireline products and strategies.</P> IDC Link Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell, Amy Lind Do SMBs Need Gigabit Broadband? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44025218 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes results from IDC's <I>2018 U.S. SMB Telecom Emerging Services Survey,</I> an online survey of 501 United States–based small and medium-sized businesses. The document highlights and discusses small and medium-sized businesses' interest in various broadband speed options.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 25 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell U.S. SMB Telecom Voice and Data Market Shares, 2017: Cable Finishes with Another Strong Year http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43970918 <P>This IDC study analyzes and forecasts the fixed-line revenue for telecom voice and data services in the U.S. small and medium-sized business (SMB) marketplace. This study provides IDC's definitions of SMB and fixed-line telecom voice and data categories, and it presents a 2017 market share analysis of the top telecom providers impacting the small and medium-sized business markets.</P><P>"Small and medium-sized business services have become important markets for cable and telco service providers," says Jason Blackwell, research director of SMB Telecom Services at IDC. "Cable and Telco operators are investing significant resources to expand the availability of advanced voice and broadband services to SMB clients, and fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 are playing an important role. However, cable service providers continue to increase market share and make important wins with higher broadband speeds."</P> Market Share Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell IDC Survey Spotlight:2018年 国内SMB IT市場 ユーザー企業のIT支出動向調査 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ43018918 <P>本調査レポートは、SMB(Small and Medium-Sized Business:中堅中小企業)におけるIT導入目的/課題、IT支出予算、「第3のプラットフォーム」など主要ソリューション利用動向、ベンダー利用動向に加えて、「東京オリンピック/パラリンピック」「インバウンド需要」対応、および「消費税増税/軽減税率制度」「働き方改革」の影響などのトピックスに対するIT支出への影響に関する「国内SMBユーザー調査」(2018年4月実施)の結果から抜粋し分析を加えたものである。本調査レポートで分析した主な項目は、以下の通りである。</P><UL><LI>IT導入/運用上の課題</LI><LI>人材関連の課題の理由</LI></UL> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura 2018 U.S. SMB Security Update: Endpoint, Network, Email, Mobile Security, Anti-Ransomware http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43852718 <P>This IDC Survey provides information on U.S. small business (SB) (fewer than 100 employees) and midsize business (MB) (100-999 employees) current use and plans to acquire different endpoint, network, email, and mobile security resources. The growing importance of security as an IT spending priority is examined by company size and industry (agriculture/mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation/communications/warehousing/utilities, banking/finance/securities, insurance/real estate, legal services, architecture/engineering, healthcare and social assistance, education/education services, wholesale trade, retail trade, other professional/technical/scientific services, other business services, and other consumer services/entertainment/accommodations/food services). Two different security priorities are compared: improving network security/security management and comprehensive next-gen security across platforms — encryption, threat detection, and remediation. Share of security spending by type is compared for hardware, software, security appliances (combined hardware and software), software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivered online, and services excluding SaaS. </P><P>Small and midsize business current use and plans to acquire different security capabilities are presented for 18 categories: network antimalware, endpoint antimalware, network firewall, anti-spam gateway, internet site blocking/URL filtering, network intrusion detection/prevention, email-based data-loss prevention (DLP), network-based DLP, email scanning for viruses/other malware, email encryption, advanced threat management (ATM), unified threat management (UTM) appliance, SSL for secure ecommerce transactions, SSL-VPN for secure remote access, identity and access management (IAM), web application firewall (WAF), single sign-on (access to multiple resources), and two-factor authentication. In addition, four other capabilities are examined for the first time: anti-ransomware, cloud server security, cloud application security (e.g., MS Office 365, Dropbox), and security training for staff (especially for anti-phishing). </P><P>SB and MB current use and plans to add three mobile security capabilities are also compared: laptop encryption (full-disk encryption), mobile device antimalware, and mobile device management. Additional information on mobile security use/plans is provided for SBs and MBs citing next-gen security as an IT spending priority.</P> IDC Survey Thu, 31 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs