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Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2009-2013 Forecast: Impact of Changing Economy on SMB IT Spending by Category and Region

  • Publication Date:March 2009
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:23

Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2009-2013 Forecast: Impact of Changing Economy on SMB IT Spending by Category and Region

This IDC study examines the global small and medium-sized business (SMB) market for advanced technology products and services. Total IT spending is presented for 2009-2013, along with the baseline year of 2008. Detail on spending totals is provided for hardware, software, and services technology areas: PCs and peripherals, systems and storage, network communications equipment, applications software, and IT services.

"SMB technology spending will continue to vary greatly by company size, geography, and IT category, with the changing world economy having a real impact on spending growth," said IDC vice president of SMB Research Raymond Boggs. "PCs and servers are setting the stage for advanced solutions across regions, with interest in near-term impact the key in driving SMB technology investment." Boggs also noted that SMB IT spending will top $629 billion in 2013.

  • IDC Opinion
  • In This Study
    • Methodology
    • Technology Segment Coverage and Definitions
  • Situation Overview
  • Figure: Worldwide SMB IT Spending Share by Region, 2008
  • Future Outlook
    • Forecast and Assumptions
      • Assumptions
      • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide SMB Market, 2009-2013
      • The Global Small and Medium-Sized Business Market by Company Size
      • Table: Worldwide SMB IT Spending by Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Figure: Worldwide SMB IT Spending by Company Size, 2008-2013
      • The Global Small and Medium-Sized Business Market by Technology
      • Table: Worldwide SMB Spending on PCs and Peripherals by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Table: Worldwide SMB Spending on Systems and Storage by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Table: Worldwide SMB Spending on Networking Equipment by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Table: Worldwide SMB Spending on Packaged Software by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Table: Worldwide SMB Spending on IT Services by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
      • Table: Worldwide SMB IT Spending by Region and Company Size, 2008-2013 ($M)
    • Market Context
    • Table: Worldwide SMB IT Spending, 2006-2013: Comparison of March 2008 and March 2009 Forecasts ($M)
    • Figure: Worldwide SMB IT Spending, 2006-2013: Comparison of March 2008 and March 2009 Forecasts
  • Essential Guidance
    • Thinking Global with Geographic Focus
    • Concentrating on Key SMB Size Segments
    • Technology Concentration and Specialization: Services and Software Will Continue to Lead IT Spending Growth
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    • Related Research
    • Methodology
      • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
      • Table: Exchange Rates, 2003-2008 (%)
    • Synopsis
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