Hardware takes the biggest share of SMB IT Budgets at 40%, followed by software at 34% and IT services at 26%, says the report. 53% of SMBs support tablets on their network, which indicates that tablet adoption is keeping its momentum and becoming almost as common as Smartphones, which are supported by 59% of SMBs.
Good news for cloud service providers. Cloud services adoption is growing among SMBs (62%), recording a substantial growth from early months in 2012 (48%). The report states that 'by early 2013, 73% of SMBs plan to adopt cloud services. Virtualization growth has steadied, inching upward to 65% from 64% in the first half of 2012. For the first time, this study looked into desktop virtualization showing 39% of SMBs either use or plan to use desktop virtualization technologies in the first half of 2013.'
The report's reflection on BYOD shows that there is a big split among IT pros on the topic. As the survey result puts it '... 14% of SMBs fully embrace the trend, 32% note that it works well for some devices, but not for others, 24% claim it’s a headache for their IT department, and the remaining 30% have not formed an opinion.'
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Find the full survey report from SpiceWorks Voice of IT Here.