Monday, 29 July 2013

BtoBOnline: 59% of SMBs to increase tech budgets this year

Recently, this report published in B2B.com caught our eye.  The study was conducted by technology provider Cbeyond and included 711 executives from businesses with less than 250 employees.  Of the respondents, 59 percent plan to increase their tech budgets this year.  When asked which tech services were critical to running their businesses, respondents cited network access (95 percent); desktop/laptop management (92 percent); mobile services (93 percent); and applications (83 percent).

We found this interesting because the data mirrors our customer comments on two points:

1) Business applications that deliver measurable productivity are one of the lynchpins to supporting and growing a business, and are an 'easy-to-justify' investment; and

2) Mobile access is quickly becoming the de facto standard for collaborating with co-workers and customers.

Is your company planning to increase the tech budget this year?  Where might you allocate the extra funds?




As technology becomes indispensable for small and midsize businesses, 59% of those companies plan to increase their tech budgets this year, according to a new report from technology provider Cbeyond Inc.
Thirty-one percent of respondents planned to keep technology budgets flat, while 11% planned decreases, the study found.
The report, “Summer 2013 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot,” was based on an online survey of 711 senior executives at businesses with fewer than 250 employees conducted in May by market research company StrateSci.
- See more at: http://www.btobonline.com/article/20130723/MANAGEMENT/307199995/59-percent-of-SMBs-to-increase-tech-budgets-this-year/#sthash.YWRTAfcX.dpuf
As technology becomes indispensable for small and midsize businesses, 59% of those companies plan to increase their tech budgets this year, according to a new report from technology provider Cbeyond Inc.
Thirty-one percent of respondents planned to keep technology budgets flat, while 11% planned decreases, the study found.
The report, “Summer 2013 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot,” was based on an online survey of 711 senior executives at businesses with fewer than 250 employees conducted in May by market research company StrateSci.
- See more at: http://www.btobonline.com/article/20130723/MANAGEMENT/307199995/59-percent-of-SMBs-to-increase-tech-budgets-this-year/#sthash.YWRTAfcX.dpuf

2 comments:

  1. "Item 2 - Mobile access is becoming the defacto standard" is no doubt correct and I like many other busienses need access when out of the office on mobile platforms, so why is the insightly mobile (in particular android) app so weak and inadequate, I would have though that the mobile area of development was a priority for insightly but it appears not.

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  2. Hi --

    We are continuing to improve/update our mobile apps. Feel free to add any suggestions for new features here in our user forum: http://support.insight.ly/categories/20064724

    Our product team monitors this forum and uses it to help prioritize use requests.

    Thanks

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