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Demand Insights: The SMB Hardware Infrastructure Market

SMBs' Plans For Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Form Factors, And Cloud Computing

April 20, 2011

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Authors

  • By Tim Harmon
  • with Peter Burris,
  • Eric Hsieh

Why Read This Report

Suppliers of infrastructure hardware to small and medium-size business (SMB) buyers are poised for better times, given plans by SMBs to upgrade their software and associated hardware infrastructures — but only for those vendors that embrace and deliver a broad-portfolio services and solutions orientation. Storage and server technologies top SMBs' budget lists, but much of that will be consumed by the SMB market as a cloud service. 2011 and 2012 will be marked years for SMB client device form-factor transition, too, as data-hungry tablets emerge as viable business devices.

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Table of Contents

  • SMBs' Outlook For Growth: Guardedly Optimistic
  • The Cap Is Popping Off The SMB Hardware Infrastructure Spend Bottle
  • Storage And Servers Top SMBs' Hardware Priorities
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Market Business Solutions, Not Hardware Features
  • Supplemental Material
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