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Japan Small and Medium Business Markets: Hardware Demand Analysis and Vendor Trends 2009

  • Publication Date:December 2009
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:86

Japan Small and Medium Business Markets: Hardware Demand Analysis and Vendor Trends 2009

This IDC Study (which is a translation of the Japanese report IDC #J9120106) examines the user trends, needs, and vendor trends in the Japan SMB hardware (server, PC, storage) market based on the results of a survey entitled Japan SMB User Survey 2009 (Second Survey) conducted by IDC in July 2009.

The implementation rates of servers and external storage among companies with 100 or more employees are on par with those in the large-enterprise segment. However, among companies with 99 or fewer employees, the implementation rates are lower. Currently, SAN storage has not infiltrated the SMB market to a wide extent yet. The SMB hardware market may expand in the medium-long term. The predominant reasons given by user companies for not implementing servers or external storage are that they find such equipment "not necessary" and that they "do not know the benefits" of implementing them. "Hardware vendors should propose solutions that provide clear benefits to SMBs in order to expand the SMB hardware market," says Hitoshi Ichimura, market analyst, IT spending, IDC Japan.

  • IDC Opinion
  • In This Study
    • Methodology
      • Definition of Small and Medium Businesses
        • Classification by Industry
      • Japan SMB User Survey Method
        • Target Respondents
        • Number of Respondents
        • Methodology
        • Survey Period
        • Survey Content
        • Others
    • Executive Summary
  • Situation Overview
    • Introduction
    • Japan SMB User Survey: IT Spending Trends
      • Profile of Survey Respondents
      • Server Usage Trends
        • Server Implementation Trends
        • Types of Servers Used by Major Systems
        • Server Vendors
        • Factors Emphasized in Choosing Servers
        • Points of Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors
      • Client PC Usage Trends
        • PC Implementation Rates
        • PC Replacement Periods
        • PC Vendors
        • Factors Emphasized in Choosing PCs
        • Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors
      • Storage Usage Trends
        • Internal/External Storage Usage Trends
        • Reasons for Not Implementing External Storage
        • External Storage Connection Method
        • Priority External Storage Spending
        • Applications showing High Capacity Growth
        • External Storage Vendors Used
        • Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors
    • Major Hardware Vendor Trends
      • Leading General Vendors
        • IBM Japan
        • NEC Group
        • Fujitsu Group
        • Hitachi Group
      • Foreign Hardware Vendor
        • Dell
        • HP Japan
  • Future Outlook
    • SMB Hardware Market Outlook
    • Japan SMB IT Market Outlook: Major Hardware Vendors
  • Essential Guidance
  • Learn More
    • Related Research
    • Definitions
      • Hardware Definitions
        • Servers
        • Clients
        • Storage
      • Industrial Classifications
    • Synopsis
  • List of Tables
    • Table: Distribution of Respondent Companies by Industry
    • Table: Distribution of Respondent Companies by Company Size
    • Table: Distribution of Respondent Companies by Region (HQ)
    • Table: Distribution of Respondent Companies by Revenue Size, FY08 Unconsolidated
    • Table: IT Budget Changes by Company Size (Against February 2009 Survey Results), FY09-FY10 (%)
    • Table: IT Budget Changes by Industry (Against February 2009 Survey Results): SMB, FY09-FY10 (%)
    • Table: Server Implementation Trends by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Server Implementation Trends by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Reasons for Not Implementing Servers by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Reasons for Not Implementing Servers by Industry (%)
    • Table: Major Types of Servers by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Major Types of Servers by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major Server Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Major Server Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major Server Vendors by Server Type (Legacy/Open): SMB (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized in Choosing Servers by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized in Choosing Servers by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized in Choosing Servers by Server Type (Legacy/Open): SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with Server Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with Server Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with Server Vendors by Server Type (Legacy/Open): SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors by Server Type (Legacy/Open): SMB (%)
    • Table: PC Implementation Rates by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Implementation Rates by industry PC: SMB (%)
    • Table: PC Replacement Cycle by Company Size (%)
    • Table: PC Replacement Cycle by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: PC Replacement Cycle by PC-Employee Ratio: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major PC Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Major PC Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major PC Vendors by PC-Employee Ratio: SMB (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized when Choosing PCs by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized when Choosing PCs by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Factors Emphasized when Choosing PCs by PC-Employee Ratio: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with PC Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with PC Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with PC Vendors by PC-Employee Ratio: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors by PC-Employee Ratio: SMB (%)
    • Table: Internal/External Storage Implementation Trends by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Internal/External Storage Implementation Trends by Industry: SMB
    • Table: Reasons for Not Implementing External Storage by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Reasons for Not Implementing External Storage by Industry (%)
    • Table: External Storage Connection Methods by Company Size (%)
    • Table: External Storage Connection Methods by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Priority External Storage Spending Objectives by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Priority External Storage Spending Objectives by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Priority External Storage Spending Objectives by External Storage Connection Method: SMB
    • Table: External Storage Applications with Strong Capacity Growth by Company Size (%)
    • Table: External Storage Applications with Strong Capacity Growth by Industry: SMB
    • Table: External Storage Applications with Strong Capacity Growth by Connection Method: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major External Storage Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Major External Storage Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Major External Storage Vendors by Connection Method: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Satisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Connection Method: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Company Size (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Industry: SMB (%)
    • Table: Aspects of Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors by Connection Method: SMB (%)
    • Table: Industry Definitions, September 2009
  • List of Figures
    • Figure: IT Budget Changes (Against February 2009 Survey Results): FY09-FY10
    • Figure: Major Types of Servers: SMB
    • Figure: Major Types of Servers: Large Enterprise
    • Figure: Major Server Vendors
    • Figure: Factors Emphasized in Choosing Servers
    • Figure: Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors: SMB
    • Figure: Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with Server Vendors: Large Enterprise
    • Figure: PC Replacement Cycle: SMB
    • Figure: Major PC Vendors
    • Figure: Factors Emphasized when Choosing PCs
    • Figure: Aspects of Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors: SMB
    • Figure: Aspects of Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with PC Vendors: Large Enterprise
    • Figure: Reasons for Not Implementing External Storage
    • Figure: Priority External Storage Spending Objectives
    • Figure: External Storage Applications with Strong Capacity Growth
    • Figure: Major External Storage Vendors
    • Figure: Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors: SMB
    • Figure: Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with External Storage Vendors: Large Enterprise
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