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US SMBs to Spend US$32 Billion on Mobility Solutions in 2011; 81 Percent SMBs Adopting Mobility Solutions

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Techaisle's multi-country primary research study on SMB Mobility Adoption and Trends shows that US SMBs are likely to spend US$32 Billion on Mobility Solutions in 2011. Overall, 81 percent of SMBs are either currently implementing or planning to implement some type of Mobility Solution ranging from simple mobile device based applications to sophisticated logistics solutions. 23 Percent is being spent on Mobile Applications including new application development and customization, 17 percent on devices and 8 percent on security and management. SMBs also express a strong desire to integrate mobile solutions with line of business applications as a way to derive greater business value over time. However, significant barriers to adoption remain, top 3 being: Cost of Solution, Concern for Theft & Data Privacy, and Data Service Pricing. With both Verizon and AT&T discontinuing their unlimited data plan, hindrances become greater.

In fact, Mobility adoption among SMBs is 28 percent higher than Cloud adoption.

The 10-19 and 100-249 employee size businesses are exhibiting highest growth rates for Mobility Solutions Spend. Irrespective of employee size categories, clear attitudinal differences exist among SMBs adopting Mobility, creating three different groups: Aggressive Adopters, Steady Movers and Fence Sitters. Nearly 17 percent fall into the Aggressive Adopters category which also shows highest adoption of Smartphones and Tablets at 90 percent and 38 percent respectively.

The corresponding Techaisle multi-country Channel survey shows that VARs have been more active in offering Mobility Solutions as compared to other Channels. 44 Percent of SMB Channel Partners either currently offer or plan to offer Mobility Solutions, which is 1 channel partner for every 140 SMBs.

Above data is available in individual country reports for US, UK, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, Canada and upcoming India for SMBs and US, UK, Germany for Channels.

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