SMBs to Spend $3.6B
The study follows a study by 11 Net which disclosed that SMB owners are turning to unnecessary spending due to bewilderment over the pricetag and effort concerned in web hosting. This projected figure shows an expansion of 9.2 percent over 2008.
Additionally, the same study saw SMBs spending $15.7 bln on managed services in 2010, which shows a rate of growth of 9.6 %. Worldwide SMB spending on remote managed services, particularly, will grow the quickest at 9.2 p.c in 2009 to reach $3.6 bill. The trend will continue thru 2012 to reach $5.3 bill at a compounded yearly rate of growth of over 10 % from 2008. The East Asia / Pacific area, with the exception of Japan, is predicted to grow by 12.2 % followed by US at 8.5 p.c, while the EMEA region will grow by 6.5 % in 2009 and increase by 8.1 percent in 2010. Over 36 % of managed services spending by SMBs in 2009 will be manufactured by 10 to 49 worker size classes.
These results make it a most profitable target segment but also hardest to reach. “SMBs are now looking beyond infrastructure investments as their own states slowly appear from the worldwide downturn,” announces Anurag Agrawall at Techaisle.
“With continuing education by sellers and channels SMBs have started welcoming managed services with wary anticipation. As you’d guess SMB managed services spend represents a 46 percent chunk of the total managed services spend of US$31.1 bln by businesses that include large companies with 1000-plus employees.
Techaisle’s study included market sizing for remote and onsite / remote managed services and includes sub-segments of Computer management, server / network management, security, network storage and back / recovery managed services. SMB network and server managed services account for highest level of spending at $3.5 bill while Computer managed services is anticipated to reach $2.7 bn. in 2009. The study that includes in depth market sizing primarily based on first research shows that rising markets will have the highest rate of growth at 13.7 p.c while the established markets are projected to grow by 8.4%