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Microsoft Forecasts SMB Spending Surge in 2010

The global economy might not be exactly humming as well as IT firms would like, but this year figures to see a return to spending among small and midsized businesses.

That's according to a recent survey of more than 500 of Microsoft's Small Business Specialist partners, which say they expect 63 percent of their SMB clients to ramp up IT spending this year.

Small Business Computing has the details on the findings of the Microsoft survey.


A recent survey of more than 500 Microsoft Small Business Specialist partners in five major IT markets found that they expect some 63 percent of their small and midsized business (SMB) customers to spend more on IT this year than last year.

That's a 38 percentage point jump from 25 percent planning to increase spending, in a similar study performed for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) last year.

Despite the sluggish global economic recovery, the "2010 Microsoft SMB/Partner Insight Report" gives Microsoft some reasons for optimism in the SMB space.

Read the full story at Small Business Computing:
Microsoft SMB Specialists See 2010 Spending Rise