Forrester's Forrsights Business Decision-Makers Survey, Q4 2012, was fielded to 3,616 business decision-makers located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and the US from small and medium-size business (SMB) and enterprise companies with 100 or more employees. This survey is part of Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology and was fielded from August 2012 to November 2012. LinkedIn Research Network fielded this survey online on behalf of Forrester. Survey respondent incentives include gift certificates and research reports. We have provided exact sample sizes in this report on a question-by-question basis.
Each calendar year, Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology fields business-to-business technology studies in more than 17 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, and developed and emerging Asia. For quality control, we carefully screen respondents according to job title and function. Forrester’s Forrsights for Business Technology ensures that the final survey population contains only those with direct oversight of their team’s or group’s budget. Additionally, we set quotas for company size (number of employees) and job function as a means of controlling the data distribution. Forrsights uses only superior data sources and advanced data-cleaning techniques to ensure the highest data quality.
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