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Evan Hardie - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Evan Hardie Evan Hardie

Research Director, Printing and Hardcopy Peripherals | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Research Director within IDC Canada's Printers, Hardcopy Peripherals and Imaging Markets


As Research Director within IDC Canada's Printers, Hardcopy Peripherals and Imaging Markets, Evan works closely with hardware vendors and their channel partners. He conducts primary research, forecasting, trend analysis, business planning, channel strategy analysis, market segmentation, and competitive strategy analysis for the print industry.

Evan's commentary is frequently found in Canadian IT publications, as his market domains include the Inkjet, Laser, Large format, 3D printer, Managed Print services, Page Volume, Digital signage, and Digital Whiteboard markets in Canada.

Areas of Expertise (4)

3D Printers Hardcopy Peripherals Large Format Printers Managed Print Services






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Associated IDC Services (3)

  • Canadian Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker
  • Canadian Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker
  • Canadian Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker


Education (2)

Sheridan College: (PBAMK), Ontario College Advanced Diploma 2006

York University: B.A., Marketing 2002

Media Appearances (6)

Xerox makes its case to the digital workforce

Computer Dealer News  


NEW YORK – Xerox has been promoting the release of its VersaLink and AltaLink line of MFPs as its biggest announcement in 110 years. Xerox has been in operation for 110 years in case you were wondering.

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IDC Canada Announces Winners of its Annual Print Vendor Awards

Press Release  


International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Print Vendor Awards for 2015.
Winners of the IDC Canada Print Vendor Awards are awarded based on sales data acquired from the 2015 calendar year. Awards are issued to manufacturers with the largest market share in the following categories:

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HP moves into 3D printing

Computer Dealer News  online


HP is not a late entry into the market, according to one Canadian technology analyst. The company has “been carefully preparing their strategy,” said Evan Hardie, research manager for printers and hardcopy peripherals at IDC Canada...

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A look inside HP’s closed loop recycling strategy

Financial Post  online


Canadian CIOs are becoming more than simply business services people, rather they are becoming business enablers,” said Evan Hardie, Research Manager, Printer and Hardcopy Peripherals, IDC Canada.

“IT and other lines of business are being asked to provide a measurable matrix for supporting their company’s overall sustainability agenda.” Participating in a recycling program like HP’s is one such action, especially...

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Xerox, HP clean up IDC Canada Top Seller printer awards

IT Business  online


During 2013, printer sales in Canada declined 3.1 per cent to 2.4 million units, says Evan Hardie, research manager of printer and hardcopy peripherals for IDC Canada. Sales were driven down by a trend of more offices decentralizing printing – taking cheaper desktop units off of employee desks and instead buying one large cabinet printer to handle the print jobs of multiple workers. But ink jet printers, typically bought for home use, also took a hit in sales...

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Why 3-D printing is still in search of its killer app

The Globe and Mail  online


Perhaps it’ll be five years before mainstream consumers feel compelled to invest in a 3-D printer. Given the frenetic pace of technological innovation it may take less time, or it may never happen at all if developers don’t come up with enough handy uses for the devices, said IDC Canada research manager Evan Hardie.

“The biggest sort of Achilles heel that they have for 3-D printing right now is the lack of usable applications. A lot of people have said it’s like PCs back in the 80s,” said Hardie, referring to the early days of home computing when there wasn’t much software to run on the expensive machines...

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Reports (7)

Interactive Digital Whiteboards in the Canadian Enterprise, 2017: Current State and Future Trends IDC Canada

Evan Hardie

March 2018

This IDC Market Presentation provides a Canadian perspective of digital whiteboard technologies in the Canadian enterprise in 2017. It provides insight into the level of adoption and future interest by business size, region (special emphasis on Ontario and Quebec), and sector. This presentation uncovers the most in demand and least popular features IT decision makers consider when choosing an interactive digital whiteboard. It also touches on adjacent technologies, like videoconferencing in Canada, as these solutions are commonly sold with interactive digital whiteboard technology. Interactive digital whiteboard technology is expected to continue to be adopted by Canadian organizations, and this document provides a foundational view into the current state and future trends.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide 3D Printing 2018 Predictions IDC

Roberto Alunni, Pankaj Chawla, Silvia Cosso, Tim Greene, Evan Hardie, Mick Heys, Keith Kmetz, Kimberly Knickle, Zdenek Krouzel, Mun Chun Lim, Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Tomoko Mitani, Wendy Mok, Max Pepper, Maggie Tan, Julio Vial

Oct 2017

This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions for the 3D printing market for 2018 with analysis that covers a four-year time period. The predictions are designed to provide organizational decision makers with a call-to-action plan with respect to their company's 3D printing infrastructure.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions 2018 Predictions IDC

Roberto Alunni, Allison Correia, Alyson Frasco, Ron Glaz, Tim Greene, Evan Hardie, Jacqui Hendriks, Mick Heys, Eiji Ishida, Keith Kmetz, Amy Machado, Sharon McNee, Tomoko Mitani, Robert Palmer, Mitri Roufka, Phil Sargeant, Ilona Stankeova, Pamela Sumanga, Maggie Tan

Oct 2017

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for imaging, printing, and document solutions for 2018.

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Konica Minolta Braces for Change, Implores Dealers Transform Their Business at National Dealer Meeting IDC

Evan Hardie, Keith Kmetz, Robert Palmer

Oct 2017

This IDC Market Perspective analyzes and reviews the activities at Konica Minolta's annual dealer event held on October 3-5, 2017, in Carlsbad, California.

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Oil Price Crunch: How Will the Canadian Energy ICT Market Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? IDC Presentation

February 2016

This IDC Presentation provides a snapshot highlighting the impact on energy sector ICT investments. The core assumptions underpinning the IDC's forecast for the oil and gas sector have significantly deteriorated in the past six months. The key changes are at the macroeconomic level:

Oil is now expected to stay lower for longer. The consensus economics prediction of "bottoming out" at $40 per barrel has been invalidated. The new consensus for WTI appears to be ~$30 dollar for an extended period before rebounding. Canada's oil sands production will take an even lower price.
The damage is spilling into other industry sectors. Alberta's public sector is dealing with significantly lower royalty revenue; construction firms have fewer opportunities; Alberta's commercial and industrial real estate looks overbuilt; Calgary's financial services and legal sector is heavily overweighted to the energy patch; and regional consumer confidence is being negatively affected, impacting the retail and wholesale industry.

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Oil Price Crunch: How Should Canadian ICT Vendors Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? IDC Presentation

February 2016

This IDC Presentation offers guidance to ICT vendors on surviving in the downside of the commodity cycle — what to do when the bubble bursts? It is a follow-up to IDC Canada's recently published Oil Price Crunch: How Will the Canadian Energy ICT Market Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? (IDC #CA41032416, forthcoming).

This Presentation contains two main components. First, it recaps the economic environment that we're now confronted with. Second, it offers vendor guidance on the following:

Client devices such as PCs, tablets, and mobile phones
Infrastructure hardware including servers, storage, network equipment, and printers
Software including applications, development, and deployment as well as systems infrastructure
Services including outsourcing, support, training, and professional services
Communication service providers
The market has changed, and successful account management needs to embrace this to succeed in this tougher landscape.

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Managed Print and Document Services Tracker Taxonomy, 2015 IDC


This IDC study provides a comprehensive overview of and definitions for the Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS)/Basic Print Services (BPS) Semiannual Tracker. The definitions provided in this document represent the scope of IDC's MPDS/BPS tracker research. This taxonomy outlines market segmentations and measurement methodologies for MPDS/BPS, including classification by product, vendor, geography, and revenue metrics.

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