Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Channel Selection and Vendor Satisfaction Among European SMBs: An IDC Survey, 2013

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Channel Selection and Vendor Satisfaction Among European SMBs: An IDC Survey, 2013

This IDC study focuses on channel selection and vendor selection and satisfaction among Western European SMBs. Opinions and analysis contained in this study are based on IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey 2012, which was carried out in August-October 2012 among 1,603 organizations in Western Europe. The results analyzed in this study focus on 791 respondents in the SMB segment -- defined as organizations with 20-499 employees -- and are provided by company size (20-49, 50-99, 100-249, and 250-499 employees), top Western European country (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.), and vertical market (financial services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, telecom/media, utilities/oil and gas, retail/wholesale, professional services/transport, government, and healthcare).

"Technology and IT delivery modes are evolving, and so are IT channels," said Serena Da Rold, program manager, IDC European Industry Solutions. "New technologies, particularly those that IDC refers to as the 3rd Platform -- social media, Big Data, mobile, and especially cloud -- have started to have an impact also on SMBs, changing their needs toward more complex solutions which require more support and value-added services from channel partners, and triggering a shift in IT sourcing toward system integrators, high-end VARs, and public cloud service providers. IDC's European Vertical Markets Survey confirms this trend."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Definitions

SMBs

Vertical Markets

Situation Overview

Channel Selection Among European SMBs

Future Outlook

How IT Sourcing is Evolving Among SMBs

IT Supplier Selection Criteria for SMBs

SMBs' Satisfaction With Their IT Supplier

IT Supplier Selection and Satisfaction Among SMBs by Size Band

Essential Guidance

Learn More

Related Research

Synopsis

Table: Western European SMBs, Primary Channel for IT Purchases by Company Size, Country, and Vertical Market (% of Respondents)

Table: Western European SMBs, Reasons for Choosing Primary IT Suppliers by Company Size (Mean Score)

Table: Western European SMBs, Reasons for Choosing Primary IT Suppliers by Country (Mean Score)

Table: Western European SMBs, Reasons for Choosing Primary IT Suppliers by Vertical Market (Mean Score)

Table: Western European SMBs, Primary IT Supplier's Performance Rating by Company Size (Mean Score)

Table: Western European SMBs, Primary IT Supplier's Performance Rating by Country (Mean Score)

Table: Western European SMBs, Primary IT Supplier's Performance Rating by Vertical Market (Mean Score)

Figure: Western European SMBs, Primary Channel for IT Purchases

Figure: Western European SMBs, Primary Channel for IT Purchases by Company Size

Figure: Western European SMBs, Most Important Criteria for Choosing the Primary IT Supplier by Company Size

Figure: Western European SMBs, Criteria for IT Vendor Selection and Customer Satisfaction With IT Suppliers

Figure: Western European SMBs, Criteria for IT Vendor Selection and Customer Satisfaction With IT Suppliers

Read the full report:
Channel Selection and Vendor Satisfaction Among European SMBs: An IDC Survey, 2013
http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/data/channel_selection_vendor_satisfaction_among_european_smbs_idc_survey_2013.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=NoCategory

For more information:
Sarah Smith
Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com
Email: [email protected]  
Tel: +44 208 816 85 48
Website: www.reportbuyer.com

SOURCE ReportBuyer

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure. Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, will provide the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” uses open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees will learn where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructu...
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!