Monday, January 23, 2012

More Stats

I got these stats from an email as a Parallels Summit 2012 registrant:

"We would like to give you a sneak peak at some of the findings for 2012:

"Cloud Services and the Developing World --- The cloud services market in the developing world is growing over 3 times as fast as the developed world market."

From IT Authorities, a prezi on cloud market.

Hosted PBX -- "The U.S. hosted PBX market grew 84% this year among the smallest SMBs - and more and more SMBs demand hosted PBX to give them access to enterprise-level communication tools. Can you to offer this cloud service to you customers?" [Obviously, Parallels is in the Hosted PBX space now via a relationship with 4SPA and a provisioning tool in the hosting control panel. Do you see how the Hosted VoIP sector is just so hyper-competitive?]

Sole Proprietorships -- "77% of U.S. sole proprietorships design their websites in-house. Do you know how to target these SMBs with site building tools?"

SaaS Market -- "Globally, the worldwide SaaS market will grow to $20B by 2014. Are you prepared to take advantage of this growth?"

Premium Hosted Email and Medium SMBs -- "In 2011, U.S. medium SMBs' use of premium hosted email grew an incredible 110%, driven by these companies upgrading from free email accounts. Do you know how to target medium SMBs with your messaging and collaboration offerings?"

I'll be at the 2012 Parallels Summit in Orlando, let me know if you are going.

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