rsssmb IDC RSS alerts SMB Perspectives on SD-WAN <P>This IDC Survey provides a summary of results from IDC's <I>U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey</I><I>,</I> an online survey of United States–based businesses fielded in July 2018. This portion of the survey explores key issues related to SD-WAN adoption and implementation by small and medium-sized businesses with 5–999 employees.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2019 Predictions <P>This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by IDC's Worldwide SMB team about the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next one to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.</P><P>To learn more about IDC FutureScape 2019, go to <B></B>.</P> Web Conference: Tech Buyer Fri, 30 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs, Carla La Croce Western Europe SMB Confidence Outlook, 2Q18 <P>This IDC Market Presentation analyzes the state of Western European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in 2Q18, focusing on the current economic situation and the level of their business confidence expectations. The analysis focuses on the top 5 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.</P> Market Presentation Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Andrea Minonne 2018 SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo Showcases the Future of Cable <P>The 2018 SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo was held recently in Atlanta, Georgia. The show featured exhibits from more than 400 companies, along with numerous workshops and presentations demonstrating the latest in technology related to the cable industry.</P> IDC Link Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell Intuit Expands Footprint into Midmarket Accounting Software with New QuickBooks Online Advanced <P>Intuit, the recognized leader in small business and self-employed financial applications, announced on October 15, 2018, the release of QuickBooks Online Advanced. QuickBooks Online Advanced is targeted at the competitive midsize company segment, firms looking for more functionality from their accounting software than QuickBooks Online currently provides. Intuit believes that QuickBooks Online Advanced provides the right mix of functionality and price for midsize companies.</P> IDC Link Thu, 01 Nov 2018 04:00:00 GMT Kevin Permenter, Raymond Boggs IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2019 Predictions <P>This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions and underlying drivers that we expect to impact SMBs in 2019 and beyond.</P><P>"Effective senior executives, business unit heads, and IT managers in small and midsize businesses worldwide will be looking to harness a wide range of technology to support positive business outcomes in challenging times. While SMBs will always seek the near-term benefits of new technology, the most successful will also invest at the same time to support a long-term vision in keeping with digital transformation." — Raymond Boggs, vice president, Small and Medium Business research at IDC</P> IDC FutureScape Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs, Carla La Croce, Hitoshi Ichimura Mobility at the Heart of the Digital Workspace <P>"The digital workspace has been designed around the end-user and has business in mind," said Angela Salmeron, research manager, IDC Western Europe Enterprise Mobility. "With mobility at its heart, the new workspace is augmenting our skills and capabilities to new horizons never imagined before, connecting humans and machines, and positively impacting productivity, efficiency, and customer engagement." </P> Market Perspective Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Angela Salmeron 2018年 国内SMB IT市場 イノベーションアクセラレーターの取り組み <P>本調査レポートでは、国内SMB IT市場(Small and Medium-sized Business:中堅中小企業、従業員規模999人以下の企業)におけるイノベーションアクセラレーターのソリューション(AI、IoT、ロボティクス、AR/VR、3Dプリンティングなど)の利用動向を分析するものである。2018年4月に実施した「国内SMBユーザー調査」の結果から、イノベーションアクセラレーターの導入/検討状況について分析すると共に、イノベーションアクセラレーターを含む国内SMBにおける第3のプラットフォームの市場規模予測を提供している。さらに、SMBにおけるイノベーションアクセラレーターにおいて、特に需要拡大が見込める分野と導入における課題について分析している。</P><P>今回の調査結果では、国内SMB全体においてAI、IoTなどのイノベーションアクセラレーターを導入、検討する企業は一部に留まっているが、中堅企業では導入、検討する企業が徐々に増加している。特に生産性向上を目的とした需要が拡大するとみている。一方で、ITサプライヤーでは、2020年以降の新たなSMBビジネス拡大施策としてイノベーションアクセラレーターを活用したソリューションの展開を模索している。したがって、「ITサプライヤーは、国内SMB IT市場において、イノベーションアクセラレーターの需要を拡大させるためには、SMB向けソリューション、および提供体制を早期に整備すると共に、ユーザー企業へのアプローチ方法を見直すべきである」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 仁は分析している。</P> Market Perspective Mon, 29 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura CenturyLink: Leveraging Adaptive Networking for Key Enterprise Segments <P>This IDC Market Note discusses CenturyLink's announcements surrounding adaptive networking. It also discusses how, after a full year of integration between CenturyLink and Level 3, the combined organization debuted "the new CenturyLink."</P><P>"The company is positioning itself as a technology company with strong telco roots, leveraging its combined assets to deliver operational excellence and exception customer experience to compete globally," states Leslie Rosenberg, research director, Network Life Cycle Services.</P> Market Note Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs, Rohit Mehra, Leslie Rosenberg Trend Micro Insight 2018 Analyst Event: Consistency over Fanfare <P>Trend Micro held its Insight 2018 analyst event October 10-12 in Boston, Massachusetts. Key discussion points surrounded new offerings such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and new features to enhance existing offerings such as Deep Security Smart Check and Business Email Compromise (BEC).</P> IDC Link Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Frank Dickson, Raymond Boggs, Mark Child, Konstantin Rychkov, Robert Westervelt