rsssmb IDC RSS alerts Verizon Reports Solid 2Q19 Earnings, Powered by Strong Wireless Growth <P>On August 1, 2019, Verizon released its 2Q19 earnings, which exceeded Wall Street expectations. The company recorded strong wireless metrics growth, which was slightly ahead of main rival AT&T, and continues to forge ahead with the implementation of next-generation 5G networks. These are the first earnings results recorded under the new operational structure that was announced in November 2018. </P><P>The company reported total revenue of $32.1 billion, down from just 0.4% over 2Q18 revenue. The company reported EPS of $0.95 compared with $1.00 in 2Q18. But on an adjusted basis, 2Q19 EPS, excluding special items, was $1.23, up from the adjusted EPS of $1.20 in 2Q18. The company’s 2Q19 EPS included $0.28 in early debt redemption costs.</P> IDC Link Mon, 05 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Courtney Munroe IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2019 <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's worldwide company size methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide and all of IDC's worldwide company size and SMB research.</P><P>"IDC's worldwide industry and company size taxonomy is an essential companion to IDC's Small and Medium Business Spending Guide forecasts," said Serena Da Rold, program manager, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group. "It presents a comprehensive and standardized view of the technology marketplace, helping vendors understand and navigate IDC's data effectively and better target small and medium business market segments."</P> Taxonomy Fri, 12 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Serena Da Rold, Jessica Goepfert, Ivana Slaharova, Angela Vacca, Nikhil Anand, Ashutosh Bisht, Akira Muranishi, Jonathan Leung, Roberto Membrila, Jebin George The Changing and Increasing Interest in Business Intelligence and Analytics in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses the changing and increased interest in BI and analytics solutions in the small and medium-sized business markets. Demand for BI and analytics among SMBs follows the shifts in top business priorities as the SMB grows. Deployment method being used is consistent with other cloud adoption trends.</P><P>According to Shari Lava, research director, Small and Medium-Sized Business, IDC Industry Insights, "Given how SMBs are focusing on digital transformation, BI and analytics cannot just be for the upper end of the market anymore. Vendors that are providing solutions for both the small and medium-sized business segments can potentially capture more market share if they can demonstrate progress against business priorities."</P> Market Perspective Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava What are the Very Important Business Priorities for European SMBs for 2019? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines European small and medium-sized businesses' (SMBs') business priorities for 2019 and their top 3 business priorities (namely, customers, cost and efficiency, and cybersecurity) by size band. It also presents how IT vendors can improve their product portfolios and sales strategies for SMBs. The report is based on the results of the <I>IDC European Vertical Markets Survey, 2018</I><I>–</I><I>2019</I>, considering only the 1,471 companies with less than 500 employees. The data covers over 77% of the European economy (the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republic). </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stefano Perini Thinking About and Prioritizing Your Technology Strategy? How Advanced Segmentation Ensures a Better Fit with Small and Medium-Sized Business Needs <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation showcases how advanced segmentation ensures a better fit with small and medium-sized business (SMB) needs. The needs of small and medium-sized businesses varies greatly beyond traditional measures of number of employees and annual revenue. There are several key business factors that are better indicators of organizational complexity and therefore technology needs. Understanding these advanced segmentation factors, including technology priorities, industry verticals, and digital transformation attitudes, is the best way for suppliers and buyers to find better solution offerings that meet business objectives.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Fri, 28 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava 2019 Enterprise Mobility Decision-Maker Survey: Enterprise Versus SMB Services Purchase Habits and Trends <P>This IDC Survey highlights results from IDC's 2019 <I>Enterprise Mobility Decision</I><I>-</I><I>Maker Survey</I> regarding mobile services purchase habits and trends of enterprises versus SMBs.</P><P>"Some major differences remain when it comes to wireless carrier selection and satisfaction between enterprises and SMBs," says Denise Lund, research director, Enterprise Mobility at IDC. "Wireless carriers must keep the investment in security technologies a priority for enterprises and must be adept at competing on price and value for SMBs." </P> IDC Survey Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Denise Lund 2019年 国内IT市場 産業分野別動向/チャネル別分析 <P>本調査レポートは、国内IT市場において、産業分野を17種類の企業分野および4種類の非企業分野、および従業員規模を5種類に分類し、それぞれの分野のIT支出額実績(2018年)と予測(2019年~2023年)を報告するものである。なお、国内IT市場における製品別、従業員規模別、産業分野別動向を見た後、国内IT市場に影響が及ぶとみられるトピックスを取り上げ、その影響範囲の分析を行っている。さらに、今回の調査レポートでは、国内IT市場のうち、企業分野におけるデバイス、インフラストラクチャ、パッケージソフトウェアの販売チャネル別支出額について2018年の実績および2019年~2023年の予測を行っている。</P><P>ITサプライヤーのチャネル施策の見直し、クラウドなど「第3のプラットフォーム」の利用拡大、大都市圏以外の地域での経済停滞などの要因から、既存の販売チャネル体制は変容しつつある。特に販売代理店の存在感が小さくなる一方で、企業規模を問わずSIerと取引する企業が今後増えるとみている。なお、クラウドの需要が拡大する中で、大手ITサプライヤーが「デジタルマーケットプレイス」を構築し、パッケージソフトウェアのWeb経由での取引の拡大に向けて取り組み始めているが、現時点では、導入の際(特にクロージング時)は、Web上で完結するケースは今のところ少なく、円滑な導入が課題となっている。</P><P>IDC Japan ITスペンディンググループのリサーチマネージャーである市村 仁は「ITサプライヤーは、「デジタルマーケットプレイス」の事業を期待通りに拡大させるためには、自社のビジネススキームに既存販売代理店/SIerを組み込み、クロージングの役割を担わせることが有効になるとみている」と述べている。</P> Market Perspective Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura Future SMB: The Time to Digitalize Is Now <P>Digitalization has mostly been an enterprise-centric theme for the past years, and many of these large organizations have made good progress. Even as enterprises understand the urgency, most SMBs are still in status quo — why is change necessary and what should be done? Many are not making any changes, especially when it comes to technology investments, as they are reactive and challenged by the lack of skills, budget, and impetus. However, a new breed of SMBs is emerging and setting the benchmark for what is possible to achieve.</P><P>"In 2019, the market has reached an inflection point that will force SMBs to act, and there are several factors driving this: the evolved state of digitalization of the SMB ecosystem, and the opportunity presented by digital technologies that allow SMBs to amplify their capabilities and become competitive. A new breed of SMBs is emerging and setting the benchmark for what is possible to achieve: Future SMBs. To be competitive, SMBs should evolve toward becoming Future SMBs: ecosystem- and technology-first organizations that can amplify their presence and capabilities to drive sustainable business growth, productivity, and competitiveness. These SMBs are data-driven, customer-centric, and highly automated, and take an experiment-learn-iterate approach to deliver breakthrough solutions and create new markets," says Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, associate vice president and head, Digital Transformation, Future Enterprise & SMB. </P><P>"It is important to remember that SMBs are the backbone of our region's economy. With the fast pace of digitalization impacting Asia/Pacific's GDP, these organizations, due to their size, possess the ability to adapt quickly, and they are poised to digitalize at a speed that can compete with their larger counterparts. Because of their entrepreneurial mindset, risk appetite, and drive to succeed, these SMBs must be empowered to embrace digitalization for them to evolve into Future SMBs and compete differently in the digital economy," says Celeste Narvaez, program manager, Digital Transformation.</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Celeste Narvaez, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez IDC Directions 2019 Tokyo:第3のプラットフォームと5Gがもたらす産業構造変革とITサプライヤーの戦略 <P>本Conference: Tech SupplierはIDC JapanのITスペンディング リサーチマネージャーである村西 明による講演の内容をプレゼンテーションスライドと音声ファイルによって提供するものである。</P><P>IDCでは、国内の産業分野を21に分類し、かつ企業規模を小規模から大企業までを5つに分類し、それぞれについて現在のITの支出状況と今後の支出動向の調査を行っている。本年に控える消費税増税および、翌年の東京オリンピックパラリンピック開催、昨今の働き方改革や米中貿易摩擦など、ユーザー企業や官公庁におけるITの支出に与える影響を産業分野別および企業規模別に分類し、ユーザー調査結果を踏まえた分析を行う。また、第3のプラットフォームや5Gに代表される新たな技術変革が牽引する、産業構造の変革に関する将来像を海外の事例も交えて考察し、ITサプライヤーが今後とるべき戦略について考察する。</P> Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Akira Muranishi Signify's Interact Pro: Smart Lighting for SMEs <P>This IDC Market Perspective explores Signify's latest Interact proposition, which uses IoT technology to offer smart lighting connected solutions to business owners. In particular, Interact Pro was launched at the end of 2018 and is aimed at SMEs and family businesses. "The solution is the clear result of an organization listening to end users and channel partners to fulfill customers' needs, and it is a potential game changer for the SME market, capable of approaching the needs of distributors, installers, and end users" says Marta Muñoz, European research director and IoT Practice lead.</P> Market Perspective Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil