Delivering An Integrated Future For Small Business IT Management
By Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB Products, AVG
The rise of cloud-based services, mobile devices, and social media at work is benefitting small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in so many ways. As smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous in our home and business lives, the pace, scope, and capacity of work has increased — but it has also left SMBs struggling to cope with a number of IT headaches all at once. And if this wasn’t already enough, the fallout from Snowden and a rise in cyber crime targeted at small business is leading to calls for a more vigilant regulatory environment that won’t hesitate to make an example of anyone large or small found responsible for data breaches.
Around 2.5 billion people have connected to the internet in AVG’s lifetime. Of course, the great majority of these are consumers, but a substantial number are also small businesses. And the pace is only accelerating. Over the next 4 to 7 years there will be another 2.5 billion people connecting to the internet resulting in a global SMB market that is potentially twice the size it is today.