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Jason Bremner - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Jason Bremner Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Jason Bremner leads team of experts helping clients succeed in the software and services markets in Canada.

Biography

Jason Bremner is Research Vice President of the Industry and Business Solutions analyst team at IDC Canada. His team researches the application software and business services markets in Canada, with specific focus on how different industries are investing in cloud, analytics, mobility and social technologies to accelerate digital transformation.

The analyst team that Mr. Bremner leads helps technology vendors, IT professionals and business executives make insight-driven, strategic decisions on technology marketing, sales and deployments. He has worked with many leading technology vendors as a consultant and employee.

Mr. Bremner is also the lead analyst for the Managed Cloud Service program, providing research insights and thought leadership on the key issues and trends affecting the outsourcing markets. Primary focus areas include outsourcing contract analysis, vendor positioning in the areas of infrastructure outsourcing.

Based in Canada, Jason and his team are responsible for IDC's agriculture sector research globally. The research looks at how the agriculture industry is adopting digital technologies in their business operations.

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Areas of Expertise (8)

Outsourcing

Enterprise Applications

Cloud Services

Digital Transformation

Precision Agriculture

Cognitive Computing

IoT & Mobility

Managed Cloud Services

Associated IDC Services (7)

  • Canadian Managed Cloud Services
  • Canadian ICT Executive: Digital Transformation Strategies
  • Services Contracts Database: Americas
  • Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker - Canada Region
  • Semiannual Services Tracker - Canada Region
  • IDC Energy Insights: Worldwide Agriculture Digital Transformation Strategies
  • Canadian Tech Wallet

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Education (3)

Queen’s University: M.B.A., Marketing 1997

British Columbia Institute of Technology: Diploma, Computer Systems Technology 1993

Simon Fraser University: B.B.A., Marketing 1991

Media Appearances (20)

It’s Time to Demystify Hybrid Clouds

CIO  

2022-06-03

Learn about cloud-first strategies from innovative IT leaders at the Canadian CIO Future of Cloud Summit. An analysts panel will identify cloud trends with transformational impact. McCarthy returns along with Matthew Eastwood, senior vice president of enterprise infrastructure, cloud and enabling technology; and Jason Bremner, IDC Canada research vice president, industry and business solutions.

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Channel Innovation Awards 2022 – Celebrating the winners

Channel Daily News  

2022-04-27

Next up was Jason Bremner, research vice-president of the industry and business solutions analyst team at IDC Canada, who shared some advice on growth opportunities and how to become the partner of the future. In a keynote speech today at the 2022 CIA, Bremner outlined the factors that will drive technology spending for both the short and long term and what the channel must do to achieve success. “As you try to find the growth opportunities in 2022, look for areas that match digital resilience and support greater trust, more intelligent organizations, and enhance digital infrastructure,” advised Bremner. “If your target the high growth areas, align your to your clients future enterprise needs and become the partner of the future. You will find the growth opportunities in the Canadian market in 2022 and beyond.”

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New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Ten Cloud Professional Services Providers in Canada

IDC Canada  online

2021-01-26

"More Canadian organizations are adopting and expanding their use of cloud services than ever before as they race to build digital infrastructures to prepare for the post-pandemic recovery. Canadian organizations are working with cloud professional services firms to accelerate their cloud maturity and augment their inhouse capabilities. IDC expects this trend to continue as the shift to cloud becomes more imperative and the complexities to build automated and intelligent, hybrid, multi-cloud digital infrastructures becomes greater," says Jason Bremner, Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions for IDC Canada and lead analyst for the Canadian Managed Cloud Services program.

IDC MarketScape Canadian Cloud Professional Services 2021

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Why most cloud journeys begin with application modernization

IT World Canada  

2020-11-24

Jason Bremner, an IDC analyst, and the event co-host agreed. “Security is by far the most important feature among users.” He said this includes concerns over data residency and delivery of cloud services from within Canada, which has been amplified by the impact of Covid-19 and the current or geopolitics.

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Equinix adds 13 Canadian datacentres to its portfolio as $178m Bell acquisition completes

Computer Weekly  

2020-10-02

Colocation giant Equinix is continuing with its global buy and build growth strategy, with buy-up of Canadian operator’s datacentre fleet. Jason Bremner, research vice-president of analyst house IDC, said the acquisition is a savvy move on Equinix’s part, given Canada is home to the 10th largest economy in the world.

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Seven questions to ask before selecting a cloud provider

IT World Canada  

2020-09-08

Cloud adoption is essential for digital transformation, but too often, there are unwanted surprises in the process. How can this be avoided? Choosing the right cloud provider to meet your business needs is key. With an increasing number of companies offering a growing menu of solutions, that can be a challenge. To sort it out, we spoke with Jason Bremner, Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions, at IDC Canada. Bremner said there are seven questions you should ask before selecting a cloud provider, and he shared his advice to make sure you get the answers you need.

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BCE Inc. sells 25 of its data-centre facilities to U.S.-based Equinix Inc. for $1.04-billion

Globe and Mail  

2020-06-02

With eyes on key 5G auction, BCE sells off 25 data-centre facilities - BCE Inc. is selling 25 of its data-centre facilities to U.S.-based Equinix Inc. for $1.04-billion, joining an industry-wide exodus from the data-hosting business in a move that analysts say will help the company amass a war chest ahead of a key wireless spectrum auction. “The [high-growth] revenue streams that they were dealing with were plateauing, so they had to look for newer, high-growth revenue streams,” said Jason Bremner, research vice-president of the industry and business solutions group at To-ronto-based market intelligence firm IDC Canada. “At that time data-centre services was quite at-tractive, so they got into that.”

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Four Providers of Canadian Insurance Admin Automation Solutions Named as IDC Innovators

IDC  

2019-08-26

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies that offer compelling and differentiated insurance admin automation solutions. The four companies named as IDC Innovators are Baseline Telematics, ClientDesk, Encircle and IMETRIK.

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CDN Top 100 winners take branching paths to achieve the same goal

Channel Daily News  

2019-04-24

The top two players on our Top 100 ranking, Softchoice and CDW Canada, have crossed the $1 billion threshold for the first time in the list’s history, and it’s thanks to a unique combination of transactional and hybrid cloud sales. “A lot of partners or channel partners are struggling to cross the cloud chasm,” according to Jason Bremner, research vice-president of industry and business solutions at IDC Canada.

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New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Datacenter Operations and Management Services Providers in Canada

IDC  

2019-04-24

IDC Canada announced the publication of a new report, IDC MarketScape : Canadian Datacenter Operations and Management Services 2019 Vendor Assessment, which provides an in-depth analysis of companies that provide datacenter operations and management service offerings to the Canadian market. The 16 vendors evaluated in this IDC MarketScape are: Bell Canada, Carbon60 Networks, CentriLogic, CGI, Cogeco Peer 1, Cologix, DXC, Equinix, IBM, Long View Systems, OnX, OVH, Rogers Communications, SaskTel, TELUS and TeraGo.

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New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Datacenter Operations and Management Services Providers in Canada

IDC  online

2019-04-24

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada announced the publication of a new report, IDC MarketScape : Canadian Datacenter Operations and Management Services 2019 Vendor Assessment (IDC # CA44463419 ), which provides an in-depth analysis of companies that provide datacenter operations and management service offerings to the Canadian market.

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Canadian ICT Predictions 2019: Business Innovation, Accelerated Infrastructure and the Future of Work

CIO Association of Canada  

2019-02-08

Adhering to what has now become a long-standing annual tradition, the Toronto Chapter welcomed the International Data Corporation (IDC) and association members to the Telus Tower in downtown Toronto to reveal this year’s ICT predictions. The highly anticipated event spurred thought-provoking discussion amongst audience members and left attendees with an interesting take on how information and communication technology will transform society in the coming years. This year, a familiar trio gave the interactive presentation: Lars Goransson, Managing Director, IDC Canada Tony Olvet: Group VP, Research Jason Bremner: VP, Industry & Business Solutions

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Is Canada smart enough when it comes to ICT?

Financial Post  

2018-11-19

Canada falls short of meeting the current demand for ICT services in the marketplace, and will suffer from a significant skills gap. That data paints a somewhat rosy outlook, but Jason Bremner, vice-president of IDC Canada’s industry and business solutions practice, has taken a deeper dive into the findings, and saw that the definition being used includes digital services – which would consist of an insurance worker, for example, who collaborated with an IT person on a project. “Digital is growing faster than pure ICT services,” he says, noting that IDC Canada forecasts pure ICT services growth at just three per cent. The takeaway: “We need more talent in ICT to do both,” Bremner adds.

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Five Providers of Canadian FinTech-Enabled Lending Solutions Named as IDC Innovators

IDC  online

2018-10-30

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today published an IDC Innovators report identifying five key emerging technology vendors in the Canadian FinTech enabled lending solutions market with revenue under C$100 million. The five companies named as IDC Innovators are Borrowell, Financeit, Flexiti Financial, Merchant Advanced Capital and Sqirl.

Five Providers of Canadian FinTech-Enabled Lending Solutions Named as IDC Innovators

Coming together to bridge the gap between IT modernization and digital transformation

IT World Canada  

2018-10-26

The relationship between IT modernization and digital transformation may seem clear, but the reality is really quite different. Both may be essential — not only to each other but also to business success — but where they do connect, there’s a growing divide between IT executives and their line of business partners. “There’s a gap as wide as the Grand Canyon,” said John Blair, President and CEO of Blair Technology Solutions. Blair joined ITWC CIO and Chief Digital Officer Jim Love and IDC Canada Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions Jason Bremner in an October 25th webinar to discuss the findings of an IDC survey commissioned by Blair Technology Solutions.

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IDC Canada Releases 7 New Forecasts for Canadian ICT Market: Many Markets Exceed Expectations in 2017, as the Canadian Economy and the Race Toward Digital Transformation Encourage ICT Spending

IDC  online

2018-05-22

IDC Canada releases 7 new forecast documents including, Canadian Infrastructure Outsourcing Forecast, 2018-2022 (IDC#CA42528818). Comments from Jason Bremner.

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Who is the top public cloud provider in Canada?

IT World Canada  

2018-03-15

Partners looking to work with the best public cloud provider in Canada might find the sky isn’t as black and white as they might hope – instead, sizing up the market means discerning between shades of grey. While there is no definitive ranking of cloud providers in Canada, the latest MarketScape report by research firm IDC shows that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud are positioned in the Leaders Category.

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New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Infrastructure as a Service Providers in Canada

IDC  online

2018-02-13

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today announced the publication of a new report, IDC MarketScape : Canadian Infrastructure as a Services Providers, 2018 Vendor Assessment (IDC#CA43241418), which provides an in-depth analysis of companies that provide proprietary public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings to the Canadian market.

Four Canadian Personal Health Record Startups Named as IDC Innovators

IDC  online

2018-01-22

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada released today an IDC Innovators report recognizing four Canadian personal health record startups with revenue under C$100 million. The following Canadian solution providers were named as IDC Innovators: ForaHealthyMe Inc., InputHealth, MedChart and Self Care Catalysts. IDC selects vendors as IDC Innovators if they offer an innovative new technology, a ground-breaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model in a specific market.

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Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia said to be most focused on fintech among largest Canadian lenders: IDC

Financial Post  

2017-02-17

Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova Scotia are the most focused on embracing financial technology among Canada’s largest lenders, according to a report from IDC. The two banks scored the highest overall ranking — four checkmarks out of five — with top ratings in areas such as willingness to tackle fintech issues and establishing digital development hubs, according to the report by research firm International Data Corp.

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