Globally the Small to Medium Business (SMB) market accounts for around 44% of the total IT spend. However, BRIC countries account for more than 37% of the SMB IT spend. Furthermore, the spending in China is expected to reach close to $83 billion by 2019, growing at about 13 percent.
There’s no doubt that the internet population in the Middle East and North Africa is a mobile-first one. According to study findings, 93% of internet users across Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt went online via mobile phone. Just 73% did so via a desktop or laptop computer.
Communication between IT and non-IT employees is in a state of crisis. Four out of five IT leaders claim that building trust and credibility is highly important. However, only 4% believe that they are highly effective in communicating with their Line of Business colleagues.
“The two most powerful processes in business are putting new technology at the core of ideation and forgetting everything we’ve ever learned. It’s the re-imagination of what’s possible with the oxygen of technology at the core.”
via TM Forum
Server hardware vendors are threatened by the growing importance of software within the data center market, as customers seek to mitigate complexity and ongoing management challenges. TBR reports that server, storage and networking hardware revenue increased by just 3.9% year-to-year in 1Q15.
Uber and other digital platforms are redefining the interaction among consumers, workers, and employers. They are also making the prior celebrated firm of the industrial age – an essential institution, which allowed for specialization and saved on transactions costs – redundant.