Progressive SMBs Use Technology
As A Game Changer
Invest more in
solutions based on
Use Technology as
a business enabler
more than other
Use of technology-
such as Elance and
Use of IT
Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But
SMBs Steer Clear Of Dark Clouds
Use of infrastructure applications and cloud business
to grow from 33% to 44% in 2014
However, some cloud vendors—threatened by high churn
Rates and Wall Street—have backtracked on their easier,
faster, cheaper cloud pledge.
As SMBs go further into the cloud, they will
prefer vendors that remain true to the original
cloud offer, and steer clear of dark clouds.
Mobile Management Becomes a
Priority As SMB Mobile App Use
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Mobile Apps Deployed
Using Mobile Apps
Mobile Friendly Websites
Adoption % in 2014
However, concerns about manageability, security, cost and
provisioning will make mobile management a top priority for SMBs.
Social Media Marketing Stalls As
SMBs Re-focus Marketing
Many SMBs now “get” that they require a social media Existence. In
2014, SMBs will focus more on the networks and content relevant to
their business where they can target audiences, and how to convert
these social connections into customers.
Only 18% of small,
and 57% of
utilize analytics and
In 2014, SMB-
will focus more on
how their solutions
In 2013, integration of
cloud-to-cloud solutions as
well as cloud-to-on-premises
solutions moved up from
the #4 to the #1 challenge
for medium businesses.
In 2014, we predict that
integration will be the higher
concern even among small
and medium businesses
The Affordable Care Act Puts
Workforce Management in the
Many SMBs continue to hobble along with a
patchwork of manual tracking and disconnected
solutions to manage activities e.g. time and
attendance, scheduling, payroll, HR which leads
to uncertainty, costs and regulatory risks .
That situation is about to change. Really?
With Affordable Care Act (take effect on January 1, 2015) for businesses
having more than 50 full-time equivalent employees.
It is Easy for SMBs to
Go Green and Save Green
The adoption for greener IT solutions is not
new, but in 2014, we will move into a
perfect green storm.
Harris Poll - over 74% of
American adults believe in the
global warming theory
And more than 73% of U.S.
citizens demanding countries to
limit greenhouse gas and carbon
monoxide emissions. SMB IT
vendors are able to make the
most of this opportunity with
new, economical and energy
69% of presidents/owners
help assess potential
solutions, and 81% create
the final decision.
In medium businesses, line-
are the most likely staff to
recognize the demand for
Change of influencer landscape.
So who will the new influencers
Accountants and some other professional
advisors (for industry or line-of-business) that
SMBs have an proven relationship with will
become more stronger influencers.
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Research Source : SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology
Trends For 2014!