I ran across an interesting study from IBM which described how, despite the economy, SMBs (small and medium businesses) are dealing with their top IT priorities. Instead of “waiting it out” and making decisions AFTER the economy gets better, they are using this time to invest in their future. Based on the research, the areas of information management, security management, social media and cloud computing are seeing the greatest focus and investment.
According to the study, most midsize organizations see their IT provider as a technology advisor, citing the following as crucial when evaluating technology providers:
- 70% of the survey respondents say they need a technology partner who can help them work smarter.
- 67% are looking for help building a high quality infrastructure to support their growing business.
- 65% are seeking new ways to use information to make better business decisions.
- 53% are focused on corporate social responsibility and in need of guidance around energy, environment and sustainability issues.
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