rsssmb IDC RSS alerts Which Factors are European SMBs Prioritizing When Purchasing Technology Solutions? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the factors that small and medium-sized enterprises considered as most important when purchasing the latest technology solutions. It explains how priorities differ between small businesses (1-99 employees) and medium-sized enterprises (100-999 employees). Data is derived from the 2022 <I>Worldwide SMB Survey</I>, for which a data cut was provided for European countries only (the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Italy). </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Riccardo Barrai Which Routes to Market Are European Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Pursuing? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the sources that European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are seeking for their next technology purchases. It explains how SMBs are planning to utilize multiple sources when buying a solution, and outlines differences between small businesses (1-99 employees) and medium-sized enterprises (100-999 employees). Data is derived from IDC's 2022 <I>Worldwide SMB Survey</I>, for which a data cut was provided for European countries only (the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Italy).</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Riccardo Barrai IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital SMB in Asia/Pacific (Including Japan), 2022 <P>This document is designed for SMB decision makers or influencers and their teams who are responsible for the creation and delivery technology-related capabilities aligned with their business priorities. It presents the APJ results of <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s 202</I><I>2</I><I> Digital SMB </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I> Benchmark Survey</I> and should be viewed alongside <I>IDC </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I>: The Digital SMB — A Framework for Resiliency</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP46602321">AP46602321</A></B>, October 2020). Together, these research documents provide a comprehensive overview of IDC's digital SMB maturity model.</P><P>"Going digital is no longer an option. It is now a business imperative in today's digital-first world. The digital SMB framework serves as a guide for SMBs so that they may know how to organize and invest to attain long-term agility and resiliency. Fundamentally, the digital SMB comprises of five individual and intertwined dimensions namely resilient culture, predictable capital, responsive experiences, agile processes, and dynamic partnerships. Mastering these dimensions requires a skillful execution of strategy, people, process, technology, governance, and data," says Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, associate VP and head of digital transformation and SMB research, IDC Asia/Pacific.</P> IDC MaturityScape Benchmark Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Sabrina Tamayo, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez U.S. Enterprise Communications Services Survey: Content Delivery Networks, 2021 <P>This IDC Survey provides key analysis and findings from the <I>2021 U.S. Enterprise Survey</I> related to the uptake of content delivery networks (CDNs) services by U.S. enterprises.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Ghassan Abdo U.S. SMB Managed Wi-Fi Services Forecast, 2022–2026 <P>This IDC study identifies and quantifies the SMB managed Wi-Fi services market opportunity in the United States, including an assessment of the drivers and inhibitors influencing the deployment, marketing, and pricing of these services and the adoption of managed Wi-Fi services across the small and medium-sized business segments. The study also presents forecast projections for the revenue opportunity for managed Wi-Fi services.</P><P>"Managed Wi-Fi services will play an important role for small and medium-sized businesses who need to connect employees with communications and collaboration services within the workplace. MSOs and telcos have an opportunity to provide these Wi-Fi services as an additional element in the bundle, helping their customers deliver a better experience to employees, as well as shoppers, hotel guests, and attendees at large-scale events," says Jason Blackwell, research director, SMB Communications Services at IDC.</P> Market Forecast Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell AT&T 1Q22 Earnings: A New Chapter Becomes Apparent <P>On April 21, 2022, AT&T announced its 1Q22 earnings – reporting $38.1 billion in revenues, down 13.3% year over year. This decrease in revenues is largely due to the divesture of DirecTV in August and its Vrio operations in November last year. This makes year over year comparisons difficult. Taking out the DirecTV and Vrio assets, AT&T saw modest growth of 1.6% compared to 1Q21. With the pending WarnerMedia (closed April 8, 2022) and Xandr (sale to Microsoft pending) also removed from the earnings, AT&T was up 2.5% year over year for the 1Q22.</P><P>Overall, AT&T Communications – the carrier's largest business unit – drove $28.9 billion in revenue, up 2.5% year over year. Mobility and Consumer Wireline contributed and overcame losses seen in Business Wireline. </P><UL><LI>Mobility saw strong results with a 5.5% increase in revenues to $20.1 billion as well as overall net adds of 5.5 million including 965,000 postpaid net adds, of which 691,000 were postpaid phone additions. The carrier is rapid approaching two hundred million subscribers and will likely achieve this in the next quarter. </LI><LI>Consumer Wireline also saw 2.0% revenue growth, driven entirely by its broadband offerings. Revenues saw a good 6.8% jump in broadband as the strategy to shift customers from legacy data to fiber products is picking up speed. There are now 6.2 million fiber broadband connections, up 21% from last year.</LI><LI>Business Wireline continues to struggle to find growth due to shifting requirements by customers from legacy data products to advanced IP-based services. This business unit saw revenues of $5.6 million, a decrease of 6.7% year over year. AT&T's Business Solutions – which includes both wireless and fixed services – also saw revenue declines of 1.5%. Growth in business wireless services (8.4%) and wireless equipment (13.8%) was not enough to offset declines in wireline service and equipment. </LI></UL><P>In its last full quarter on the balance sheet, WarnerMedia delivered revenues of $8.7 billion, up 2.5% driven by higher subscription revenues and higher content and other revenues. However, advertising revenues saw a decline – still not recovering from the pandemic, economic and social effects of last year or two. In terms of subscribers, HBO Max and HBO subscribers increased by three million quarter over quarter – which is a contrast to other streaming services like Netflix that is seeing tough competition from the streaming market.</P><P>AT&T Latin America holdings saw a 49.8% decrease year over year – mostly attributable to the Vrio sale in November. Mexico saw an uptick of 9.4% year over year – driven primarily by wireless services revenues and strong net adds of 141,000.</P> IDC Link Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Carrie MacGillivray 国内IT市場 産業分野別/従業員規模別/年商規模別予測、2022年~2026年 <P>本調査レポートは、国内IT市場における産業分野別/従業員規模別/年商規模別のIT支出額実績(2020年、2021年)と予測(2022年~2026年)を報告している。本調査レポートでは、産業分野を21区分、従業員規模および製品分野をそれぞれ5区分、年商規模別を4区分に分けて分析し、各産業分野で見られるIT支出のトレンドなどを報告する。</P><P>過去2年間に渡るCOVID-19感染拡大は、テクノロジーを導入するユーザー企業に、グローバルな単一のサプライヤーへの依存から、安全保障国との連携や国内調達の地産地消型を含むより多様なエコシステムを構築することで危機から早期に回復する必要性を明らかにした。環境が激変する時代においては、企業にとって成長を追求することよりも回復力と安全性を高めることがビジネスの優先事項になるケースが増加することが予測される。レジリエンシー(困難な状況に陥っても迅速に回復する能力/柔軟性、変化への対応力)強化におけるデジタル技術の活用は、平時から多様なエコシステムを構築し、柔軟な調達先を確保し、強固な協力関係を構築することにつながり、有事に備えることが可能となる。また、現時点ではロシア・ウクライナ戦争による国内IT市場への直接的な影響が出ていないものの、サイバーセキュリティ対策強化や、BCP(Business Continuity Planning)対応への危機意識が、ユーザー企業/ITサプライヤー共に強くなるため、保有データの安全性の確保、拠点間や取引先との柔軟なデータのやり取りに向けた「Lift and Shift」やデータ基盤の整備が加速するとみられ、仮想化環境としてのIaaS(Infrastructure as a Service)、移設後のさまざまなas a Serviceでの利用を含むクラウドサービスの活用が範囲を拡大していくと予測する。</P><P>IDC Japan ITスペンディングのシニアマーケットアナリストである阿部 勢は、ITサプライヤーに対して「この2年間繰り返し発生してきた予測不能な危機や環境変化が今後も発生することを前提とし、デジタルを活用した、より柔軟なエコシステムやサービスを顧客に提案し、企業によるデータの共有、利用、管理、価値向上を通じたレジリエンシー強化を支援することが重要である」と述べている。</P> Market Forecast Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Chikara Abe, Akira Muranishi, Hitoshi Ichimura, Ko Shikita SMB Cloud Adoption Characteristics and Market Potential in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2022–2025 <P>This IDC Presentation is a continuation of the <I>SMB Market Landscape and State of Digitalization 2022</I> study. It makes references to the <I>IDC A</I><I>sia/</I><I>P</I><I>acific</I><I> Public Cloud Survey 2021</I> and <I>IDC 1Q22 SMB Survey</I> to assess Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) small and medium-sized businesses' (SMBs) state of cloud adoption and market characteristics. IDC also identified key inhibitors in SMB's cloud adoption and implementation in order to achieve business priorities and agility. IDC discovered there are only 31% digitally determined among SMBs and identified untapped, high growth potentials in those SMBs, which are at the start of their digital transformation (DX) journey, to be captured by technology suppliers.</P><P>57% of APEJ SMBs will increase IT spending this year, andIDC forecasts that their cloud spend will increase 31% from last year and continue growing into 2025<B>.</B> To conclude, IDC provides essential guidance to technology suppliers on how to capture these untapped, high growth white spaces with targeted sales engagements, suitable products and services, tools, capabilities, and value proposition unique to these SMBs, whichdiffer in sizes, cloud adoption journey, and operate in very mixed, complex environments.</P> Market Presentation Tue, 10 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Estelle Quek, Chris Morris, William Lee T-Mobile's 'Internet Freedom' Un-carrier Announcement: A Bold Move to Upset the Broadband Applecart <P>T-Mobile is taking its disruption agenda to the broadband industry in its latest 'Un-carrier' announcement with a series of incentives and promotions for both consumers and businesses. The nationwide nature of the Business Internet proposition should accelerate T-Mobile's foray into wireless business services, but on the consumer front, its limited availability—covering just 40 million households—may generate expectation management issues and spur some backlash until the company can better articulate its plan for expanding availability. </P> IDC Link Mon, 09 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh, Jason Blackwell SMB Market Landscape and State of Digitalization Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2022 <P>In this IDC Presentation, IDC revealed that Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) operate in very mixed and complex environments among themselves because of unique issues and situations. IDC identified the key challenges faced by SMBs in achieving business priorities and agility and implementing technologies. In addition, IDC discovered there are only 31% digitally determined among SMBs, 44% took a reactive stance toward digital first while 25% lag. In a subsequent study titled <I>SMB Cloud Adoption Characteristics and Market Potential in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2022</I><I>–</I><I>2025</I>, IDC predicts huge room for growth for frontier technologies based on cloud services for SMBs that are just at the start of their digital transformation (DX) journey.</P><P>SMBs are a key and majority component of APEJ economies that comprise more than 98% of enterprises. They generate the largest number of employment opportunities, second only to agriculture, employing more than 50% of the workforce. SMBs are more vulnerable than large firms in terms of cash flow, accessing debt financing and manpower supply. </P> Market Presentation Fri, 06 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Estelle Quek, Chris Morris, William Lee