IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2019 Predictions
- Analyst White Paper
- PDF 552 KB
- 16 pages
This study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in 2019 and beyond. The predictions are designed to provide senior managers and IT decision makers with a call to action investment plan with respect to critical technologies.
As new technologies are transforming some aspects of the business, there are still many obstacles that are ...
As new technologies are transforming some aspects of the business, there are still many obstacles that are stifling innovation, opportunity and engagement that SMBs should be aware of to remain competitive.
After reading you will understand the underlying drivers that are expected to impact SMBs in 2019 and how to effectively make fact based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.
Learn IDC's top 10 predictions for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in 2019 and how to effectively make fact based decisions on future technology purchases and business strategy.
DC FUTURESCAPE PREDICTIONS 3 – 10
Prediction 1: SMB IT Spending Worldwide Will Expand 4.6% in 2019 to Total Almost $630 Billion – 3
Prediction 2: By 2021, the Integration of On-Premises and Cloud Resources Will
Be a Top IT Spending Priority for Half of SMBs – in Both Developed and
Developing Countries – 4
Prediction 3: By 2021, 60% of SMBs Worldwide Will Use Alternative Channels
for Technology Procurement, Including Various Service Providers and
Self-Service Sources - 5
Prediction 4: Innovation Accelerators Will Have Transformed Business and
Production Processes in Half of SMBs in Key Verticals by 2022, Such as
Robotics in Manufacturing and AI in Several Industries – 6
Prediction 5: By 2023, Half of SMBs Will Respond to the Changing Nature of the
Work, Leveraging New Talent and Sourcing Models – 6
Prediction 6: Half of Medium-Sized Businesses in Developed Countries Will
Have Business Analytics in Place by the End of 2019, with Adoption Increasing
Across All Regions – 7
Prediction 7: The Internet of Things Will Be Used by a Third of SMBs in
Key Industries by 2021 to Collect and Evaluate Real-Time External and
Internal Data – 8
Prediction 8: Two-Thirds of SMBs Will Have Digital Transformation as a Key
Part of Their IT Strategies by the End of 2023 – 9
Prediction 9: By the End of 2019, the Majority of Medium-Sized Businesses in
Developed Countries Will Have Implemented Cognitive/AI Software – 9
Prediction 10: By the End of 2021, 60% of SMBs Worldwide Will Have Formal or
Informal Mobile Worker Support in Place – 10
ADVICE FOR TECHNOLOGY BUYERS 11 – 12
EXTERNAL DRIVERS: DETAIL 12 – 15