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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.

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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.

Areas of Expertise (8)

Outsourcing

Enterprise Applications

Cloud Services

Digital Transformation

Precision Agriculture

Cognitive Computing

IoT & Mobility

Managed Cloud Services

Spotlight

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 (18)

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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Event Appearances (5)

Moderator: Q&A Session

Navigating the SaaS Landscape in Canada  Webcast

2019-09-12

Options for Leveraging the Cloud to Support Digital Transformation

IT Inbound - Enterprise Tech Summit  Ottawa

2019-05-16

Fintech and Innovation in Canadian Financial Services

IDC Directions 2019 Canada  Toronto

2019-05-02

Digital Transformation & Innovation Centres

IDC Canada Executive Council 2017  Toronto

2017-11-29

Panelist

Connecting the Dots Between IT Modernization and DX  Toronto

2018-10-25

Reports (62)

What Datacenter Issues Have Canadian Customers of Managed Hosting and Colocation Experienced During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-10-12

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines datacenter-related issues experienced by Canadian organizations using managed hosting or colocation services. The results are based on IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel n4, which was fielded in June 2021. Respondents were asked what datacenter deployments they currently used and what datacenter issues they experienced during the previous 12 months, which encompasses the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic through the time when vaccination rates were ramping up in Canada. Respondents were from Canadian organizations with more than 100 employees. Respondents were drawn from a cross-section of industries and regions.

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Market Analysis Perspective: Canada Hosting Services and Colocation, 2021

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-10-12

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides detailed information on Canadian customer adoption and spending on hosting infrastructure services. It provides insights into trends affecting adoption of these services, the competitive landscape servicing customers, and customer needs. The MAP provides guidance for providers of hosting infrastructure services to address customer needs and compete against other vendors.

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Data in Action in Canadian Marketplace: Making Data and Analytics Work in Government

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-09-30

This IDC Perspective is part of a research series that provides guidance on the use of data in the public sector. Governments are working hard to modernize systems and tap the potential of data and analytics. This IDC document provides recommendations around the mission of government including citizen engagement, improved productivity, and more flexible structures. "Nobody will mistake Canadian government with digitally native start-ups, but when you combine the needs of the public with the urgency of today's environment, you can get a lot done," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research.

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Market Analysis Perspective: Canadian Managed Cloud Services, 2021

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-09-16

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides detailed information on Canadian customer adoption and spending on managed cloud services. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology outsourcing services markets involving application management, hosted application management, hosting infrastructure services, IT outsourcing, and network and endpoint outsourcing. This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insights into trends affecting adoption of these services, the competitive landscape servicing customers, and customer needs. This document provides guidance for managed cloud service providers to address customer needs and compete against other vendors.

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IDC TechBrief: Autonomous Tractors in Agriculture

IDC

Aron Cory, Ph.D., Jason Bremner

2021-09-16

This IDC TechBrief provides technology and business executives in broadacre agricultural producers with an executive snapshot of the state of autonomous tractor technology and offerings available today. Agriculture organizations are looking to use automation technologies more to overcome labor shortages and improve harvest yields. "Automation promises to increase efficiency by removing humans from dull, dangerous, and repetitive work common in agriculture processes; automation also allows for data collection at an unprecedented scale and quality level," says Aron Cory, research manager, Worldwide Agriculture Digital Transformation Strategies. "Farmers should consider autonomous tractors as they refresh their equipment fleets as recent technology developments, and support from major tractor manufacturers, make automotive tractors more attractive."

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Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Forecast, 2021–2025: An Extraction View of Technology Outsourcing Services Markets

IDC

Cathy Huang, Courtney Munroe, Daniel Povis, David Tapper, Ewa Zborowska, Francesca Ciarletta, Jason Bremner, Jonathan Tullett, Peter Marston, Satoshi Matsumoto, Seiichiro Yoshii, Takuya Uemura, Waldemar Schuster

2021-09-03

This IDC study provides IDC's forecast and spending for the worldwide managed cloud services (MCS) market across eight major regions for the 2021–2025 forecast period. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology outsourcing services markets involving application management (AM), hosted application management (HAM), hosting infrastructure services (HIS), IT outsourcing (ITO), and network and endpoint outsourcing services (NEOS). For details on the definitions of managed cloud services, see the Market Definition section as well as IDC's Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2020 (IDC #US46987120, November 2020). This study also includes advice to providers of IT services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by key managed cloud services markets and regions, key market drivers and inhibitors, and significant market developments. "Competing as a managed SP in the managed cloud services market has become much more complex as the demands of buyers are not only expanding to include new requirements such as incorporating sustainability and aligning where to deploy assets on different clouds (e.g., private, public, hybrid) and cloud service provider platforms but also competing more directly with public cloud IaaS providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google, Alibaba, IBM)," says David Tapper, program VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC. "Ensuring success in the managed cloud services market will require that managed SPs provide a means of adapting talent, technologies, processes, and organizational structures; integrate professional services into managed cloud services; emphasize customer centricity; work with cloud service provider partners to optimize matrix position and market opportunities; invest in sustainable offerings for the socially conscious customer; create a business operations center; incorporate an intelligent, unified multicloud management platform; implement a robust governance model; and build centers of excellence and labs for cloud platforms."

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Innovation 2021: Canadian-Funded Innovation Centres

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-08-31

This IDC Market Presentation reviews the government-funded innovation centres established over the past 12 months. Details including location, funding amount, and focus are provided.

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IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 2021: Precision Agriculture

IDC

Jason Bremner, John Zhang

2021-07-15

This IDC study provides an update on some of the most prominent use cases being adopted in the precision agriculture space. IDC has created a use case taxonomy for the digital transformation of multiple industry segments. The taxonomy follows a hierarchical structure that begins with the digital mission of that industry, then the strategic priorities that support that mission, the programs that will be initiated to satisfy the priorities, and the funded projects or use cases that will be implemented under these programs.

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KPMG Adds "Trusted" Message to Round Out Emphasis on Connected Enterprise Approach and Powered Enterprise Solutions

IDC

Bjoern Stengel, Gard Little, Jason Bremner, Laura Becker, Peter Marston

2021-06-30

This IDC Market Note highlights the key learnings selected by IDC analysts at KPMG's virtual analyst event held on June 2 and 3, 2021. The firm added a third theme, "Trusted" to its ongoing message about using its Connected Enterprise approach and Powered Enterprise solutions, all of which were featured during the plenary sessions and 1:1 session with IDC. "It's a welcome, but not surprising, addition to see KPMG emphasizing trust along with the messages about Powered and Connected that it has been promoting for the past several years," noted Gard Little, research vice president, Global Services Markets and Trends at IDC. "And the $5 billion investment in people, technology, and innovation that CEO Bill Thomas described during the event is clearly centered on helping KPMG evolve its technology platforms and workplace of the future to better serve clients."

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Canadian Provincial Budgets and Expenditures, 2021

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-06-21

This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of each provincial budget with a particular focus on technology-based announcements. Direct (funding to be invested by the governments in government systems) and indirect (programs to help employers or transition to new technologies) are highlighted. Finally, certain IT expenditures are listed for particular provinces.

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IDC Market Glance: Service Providers in Canada, 2Q21

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-06-08

This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the current service provider landscape in Canada, describes the structure and segments of the market, and identifies providers participating in each segment. It is an updated view of the previous IDC Market Glance: Service Providers in Canada, 2Q19 (IDC #CA45150819, June 2019).

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Top Technology and Business Consulting Service Providers: Canadian Federal Government, 2019–2020

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-06-04

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of spending by departments of the Canadian Federal Government. Departmental spending for IT services and management consulting is provided, along with billings for the top vendors to the government. This completes a series of reports for 2020 spending, budget, and Crown Corporation IT strategies.

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The Rise of Canadian Cloud Ecosystems

IDC Canada

Megha Kumar, Jason Bremner, Vijay Kumar, Brendan Rouse

2021-06-03

This IDC Market Presentation covers the growing adoption of cloud services in Canada and highlights the buildout of the Canadian cloud ecosystem around hyperscaler investments, partners, marketplace, and skills. The presentation leverages data from multiple surveys, including IDC Canada's August 2019 Canadian Channel Partner Survey (n = 98), IDC Canada's March 2020 ITAP n2 (n = 262 medium-sized and large organizations), and IDC's June 2020 COVID-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey (n = 100 for Canada).

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Canadian Managed Cloud Services Adoption, 2021

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-05-21

This IDC Survey examines the current level of adoption of managed cloud services in Canada. Specific attention is paid to the impact on demand for these services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This IDC Survey examines several key adoption issues for Canadian customers of managed cloud services based on similar previous IDC studies from other countries. This survey draws responses from 401 IT executives from large, medium-sized, and small organizations who were surveyed as part of IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel n7, which was fielded in December 2020.

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What Is the Role of Managed Service Providers in Delivering Cloud Services in Canada?

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-05-21

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines Canadian market opinion on the role of the managed service provider in delivering client service engagements that incorporate public cloud services from other providers. In traditional managed IT service engagements that used third-party solutions to fulfill client requirements, the managed service provider typically had more power than other vendors supplying a solution. The growing strength of hyperscale public cloud service providers has changed the power dynamic, which has resulted in changing the role of the managed service provider. This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights preferences among Canadian organizations as to which provider type — the managed service provider or the public cloud service provider or both — most suits several key engagement characteristics. The results shared are based on IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel n7, which was fielded in December 2020. Respondents were from Canadian organizations from a cross-section of industries, regions, and company sizes.

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IDC Survey: Automation Technology Adoption in Agriculture

IDC

Jason Bremner

2021-05-11

This IDC Survey presents findings from IDC's May 2020 Worldwide Agriculture Survey, regarding the current level of automation technology investments. Mechanical automation has long been used in farming to increase agriculture productivity. In recent years, information and communications technologies have been embedded in automation equipment for better precision and manageability. IDC's Worldwide Agriculture Survey polled 181 respondents from North America, Western Europe, and Asia/Pacific. This IDC Survey specifically looks at adoption and deployment of automation technologies and the use cases of robotics in agriculture operations.

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Canadian Infrastructure Outsourcing Services Forecast, 2021-2025

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-05-06

This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the Canadian infrastructure outsourcing services market for 2021-2025. It is an update of the previous forecast published in Canadian Infrastructure Outsourcing Services Forecast, 2020-2024 (IDC #CA45058420, May 2020). "The infrastructure outsourcing services market continues to change, and COVID-19 will accelerate change. The decline in 1st and 2nd Platform technologies is leading to slow managed services spending on these areas, while the growth in 3rd Platform technologies to support digital transformation is increasingly incorporated into managed service engagements," says Jason Bremner, research vice president, Industry and Business Solutions.

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Canadian Federal Government: Analysis of Crown Corporation Expenditures, 2021

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-04-30

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of spending for select Canadian Crown corporations. IDC provides detailed budgetary data on specific enterprise and consolidated Crown corporations, as well as their spending on information technology and telecommunication services.

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Canadian Federal Government: 2021 Analysis of Department and Ministry Expenditures

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-03-31

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of spending in the Canadian federal government. IDC provides detailed budgetary data on specific departments as well as their spending on information technology and management consulting services. This IDC Market Presentation also includes benchmark and historical data of vendor revenue.

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IDC PeerScape: Lessons Learned from Using Cloud Professional Services in Canada

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-03-18

This IDC PeerScape offers advice for IT executives, sourcing executives, and other business executives to employ when procuring external professional services related to private and hybrid cloud computing environments and public cloud services, specifically infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). Cloud adoption in Canada has become mainstream, with half of Canadian organizations with more than 100 employees having now adopted PaaS, and one-third of them having adopted IaaS. However, cloud maturity has not grown accordingly with 52% of organizations stagnating in the lower levels of cloud maturity. IDC conducted 14 interviews with IT executives in Canadian organizations regarding their use of cloud professional services to learn lessons from their experiences accelerating cloud maturity. "Canadian organizations are increasing their use of cloud services and technologies as they speed their digital transformations to prepare to compete in the post-pandemic digital economy. Most of them are using cloud professional services firms to accelerate their cloud maturity. Companies that are unaccustomed to using external consultants, or those that have found their cloud maturity is stagnating, can learn lessons from their peers on how to leverage cloud professional services firms more effectively for their cloud journeys," says Jason Bremner, research vice president, Industry and Business Solutions, IDC Canada.

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The Road to Recovery and the Future Enterprise for SMBs in Canada

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-03-09

This IDC Market Presentation studies the degree that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are prepared to compete in the post-pandemic economy in Canada through the lens of IDC's future enterprise conceptual framework. This document incorporates SMB respondent data from several IDC Canada surveys in 2020 and 2019. It also focuses on SMBs adoption of technologies and services aligned to the future of work, future of connectedness, future of trust, future of digital innovation, future of digital infrastructure, and future of intelligence.

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Contract Analysis: Canadian Federal Government IT Contracts — 2020 in Review

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-03-03

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides an analysis of the IT-related contracts signed by the Canadian government in 2020. The summary outlines all contracts of C$10,000+ in value, covering the areas of hardware, software, IT services, and IT-related business consulting. Various sources include IDC's contract database as well as open government and public accounts reporting of the federal government.

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Canadian Municipal Case Studies: A More Connected and Better Run City

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-03-02

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation summarizes over two dozen local government initiatives. The experiences of these IT teams from the East Coast to the West Coast provide five key takeaways for Canadian cities and technology vendors.

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What Do Growing Canadian Organizations Value When Selecting a Cloud Professional Services Provider?

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-02-23

This IDC Survey Spotlight compares selection criteria for cloud professional services providers for Canadian organizations that experienced revenue or operating budget growth in 2020 over 2019 with those organizations that had flat or declining revenue growth or operating budgets. The results shared are based on IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel n2, which was fielded in March 2020. Respondents were from Canadian organizations with more than 100 employees.

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Selection Criteria for Cloud Professional Services Providers in Canada

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Vijay Kumar

2021-01-26

This IDC Survey explores the selection criteria for cloud professional services providers in midsize and large organizations in Canada. This survey provides insights to help vendors, service providers, and partners understand the market segment better and promote their offerings in a more suitable manner.

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IDC MarketScape: Canadian Cloud Professional Services 2021 Vendor Assessment

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2021-01-26

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the Canadian cloud professional services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This IDC study covers a variety of vendors including global systems integrators and Canada-based firms. The research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of many characteristics that buyers consider when selecting a cloud professional services provider. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive set of parameters important to meeting the customer's current and future needs for cloud projects involving PaaS and IaaS. This IDC MarketScape covers 10 vendors participating in the Canadian cloud professional services market. "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 in-house capabilities. IDC expects this trend to continue as the shift to cloud becomes more imperative and the complexities to build automated and intelligent, hybrid, multicloud digital infrastructures become greater," says Jason Bremner, research vice president, Industry and Business Solutions.

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What to Expect in Canadian Government, 2021: Testing Recovery in a Move Toward a Digital Government

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-01-22

This IDC Perspective discusses about Canadian government testing recovery in 2021 in a move toward a digital government. For Canadian governments, crisis brought action, while recovery will be centered on the reimagination of government instead of simply rebounding. "2020 could very well mark an inflection point from the 20th-century style of government to a modern, digital way of governing," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research, IDC. There are a number of building blocks in becoming a digital government. Part of the journey is balancing priorities. Governments cannot quite accomplish everything they want to within the limitations of time and money. Some things always fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, the government does not have the luxury of saying no to any part of its mandate, but it can look for ways of doing things differently. While the government has a number of priorities, its major challenge will be bridging the execution gap and turning this vision into reality. This will be the biggest test of recovery as we move toward a digitally designed government.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Services 2021 Predictions — Canada Implications

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Jim Westcott

2021-01-20

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Services 2021 Predictions (IDC #US45374020, October 2020). It provides a detailed perspective on the forces shaping business and technology services and outsourcing markets over the next several years. Each prediction is presented based on the timeline projection, complexity assessment, and organizational impact on the "mainstream" market. "The Canadian IT and business services markets were upended in 2020, the result of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in fundamental changes to technology adoption for Canadian businesses of all sizes. This document provides an assessment of these issues and their impact on the Canadian services market over the course of the next three to five years," says Jim Westcott, research manager, IDC Canada.

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Data in Action in the Canadian Marketplace: From Better Customers to Better Companies

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-01-19

This IDC Perspective discusses how data is working in Canadian marketplace. Customers are up for grabs. Industries are quickly realizing the value of customer engagement as competitive differentiation. There is a big difference from aspiring to great customer experience in shareholder presentations and marketing material and actually becoming a customer-focused business. This document discusses what comes after building better customers. Once businesses disrupt an existing market, scale, and then suddenly become commonplace, they become the targets. Before they become irrelevant, they ask themselves "what's the next big thing?" and reinvent themselves around this answer. "Building a better company may take different skills and behaviour that revolve around leadership and culture," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research at IDC.

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Data in Action in the Canadian Marketplace: Making Better Customers

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2021-01-07

This IDC Perspective looks at data in action in the Canadian marketplace. The initial focus of this study was to assess the role that data plays in industry disruption. What we found is that Big Data and analytics, on its own, does not drive disruption. In the formative days of transformation, data takes a secondary role. Forces such as emerging technologies that create different processes or products and changing customer preferences and underlying market inefficiencies set the stage for shifting market share, relevancy, and long-term survival. A better way, a lower price, and superior products or services are the foundation of change. Data quickly follows the first stage of disruption. As a conventional business model begins to rebalance itself toward the needs and perceived value consumers hold, the opportunities data provides begin to appear. "This document describes how data allows firms to build a direct bond with customers, to better understand the customer and create a better experience," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research at IDC.

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IDC's Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2020

IDC

Jason Bremner, Seiichiro Yoshii, Takuya Uemura, Jonathan Tullett, David Tapper, Waldemar Schuster, Ewa Zborowska, Courtney Munroe, Satoshi Matsumoto, Peter Marston, Vladimir Kroa, Cathy Huang, Daniel Povis

2020-11-21

This IDC study provides a detailed view of IDC's taxonomy for the extraction market called managed cloud services (MCS) that incorporates IDC's five technology outsourcing services foundation markets and its relationship to the overall portfolio of different types of cloud engagements. This taxonomy highlights how MCS is segmented into three primary markets of managed private cloud, managed hybrid, and managed public cloud services and further refines these primary managed cloud services into a set of secondary markets within MCS. Finally, this taxonomy also provides a detailed framework of the role and structure of multicloud management as part of managed cloud services and how MCS is part of an evolution of technology operations that is replacing traditional (noncloud) technologies and architectures.

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Future of NewCo and IBM in Canada's Managed Services Market

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Nigel Wallis

2020-11-04

This IDC Market Note summarizes IDC Canada's observations regarding IBM's announcement on October 8, 2020, that it will spin off its managed infrastructure services business into a separate company, temporarily called NewCo. "NewCo has an enviable position in the Canadian infrastructure managed services market with a leading market share and high levels of awareness, consideration, and preference. At the same time, there are some strategic and tactical moves that NewCo should look at to set for short-term and long-term success in Canada after the spin-off in late 2021," according to Jason Bremner, research vice president, Industry and Business Solutions, IDC Canada.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Agriculture 2021 Predictions

IDC

John Zhang, Jason Bremner, Samar El Sayed, Aly Pinder

2020-10-27

This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions and key drivers for the agriculture industry for the next five years. IDC Energy Insights has identified the main drivers that set the context and conditions for designing and executing agriculture companies' IT and operational technology (OT) strategies, tactics, and operations.

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Canadian IT and Business Services Market Shares, 2019: Investment in Digital Transformation Services Yields Positive Results

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Jim Westcott

2020-09-30

This IDC study reviews the top IT service providers in Canada. Market share is derived from information collected from IT and business services providers, as well as additional IDC primary research and information presented in the public domain. "2019 was a good year for services providers in Canada as businesses in this country continued their investment in DX and cloud. While the events of early 2020 will undoubtedly hamper overall market growth, the strategic shift to DX and cloud will accelerate, and vendors that have made this transition will return to positive growth at an advanced pace," says Jim Westcott, research manager, IDC Canada.

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Carbon60: Managed Cloud Services Vendor Profile

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-09-29

This IDC Vendor Profile examines Carbon60, a private company that provides managed and professional services to help organizations move to a cloud-based environment. Carbon60 is one of the several vendors that is entering the Canadian infrastructure outsourcing market in the 3rd Platform era as Canadian organizations embrace cloud computing.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect IT Managed Services Spending in Canada in 2020?

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-09-16

This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian organizations' buyer sentiment regarding raising or lowering IT managed services spending in 2020. This document examines the changes in buyer sentiment during the first few months of the pandemic in Canada. The results shared here are based on IDC's COVID-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey, which was fielded in April 2020, May 2020, and July 2020. Each survey sampled more than 100 Canadian IT and line-of-business executives in organizations with more than 100 employees.

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Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Forecast, 2020–2024: An Extraction View of Technology Outsourcing Services Markets

IDC

Cathy Huang, Courtney Munroe, Daniel Povis, David Tapper, Ewa Zborowska, Jason Bremner, Jonathan Tullett, Peter Marston, Satoshi Matsumoto, Seiichiro Yoshii, Takuya Uemura, Vijay Kumar, Vladimir Kroa, Waldemar Schuster

2020-09-15

This IDC study provides IDC's forecast and spending for the worldwide managed cloud services (MCS) market across eight major regions for the 2020–2024 forecast period. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology outsourcing services markets involving application management (AM), hosted application management (HAM), hosting infrastructure services (HIS), IT outsourcing (ITO), and network and endpoint outsourcing services (NEOS). For details on the definitions of managed cloud services, see the Market Definition section as well as IDC's Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2019 (IDC #US43778719, February 2019). This study also includes advice to providers of IT services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by key managed cloud services markets and regions, key market drivers and inhibitors, and significant market developments.

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Crisis to Recovery: COVID-19's Transformation of Canadian Government

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-08-11

This IDC Perspective looks at a series of factors critical to the Canadian government and what will change and what may not once we move from crisis to recovery. There was a collective pause, followed by a tremendous vacuum that swept away millions of jobs, dried up consumer demand, and left businesses on the verge of bankruptcy. It took a bit of time to appreciate the magnitude of what was happening, but shortly after, the public and private sectors began to respond to the COVID-19 situation. The crisis drove the government to stand up a new type of Canadian workforce in just a few short weeks. "Over the past two months, we have moved from crisis to recovery as 2020 marked a change to the way we live and the future of many industries and marked an end of an era for some companies," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation Research at IDC.

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Better Data-Driven Healthcare: The State of Real-World Evidence in Canada, 2020

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-07-28

This IDC Perspective outlines the current status of Canada's national strategy to optimize the use of real-world evidence based on real-world data for drugs and medical devices and places it within the international context, focusing on parallel activities in the United States and the EU. Real-world evidence derived from RWD presents a significant opportunity to enhance the evidence generated from randomized controlled trials.

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Digital Trust and Stewardship in Canadian Banking

IDC Canada

Robert Smythe, Jason Bremner

2020-06-30

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides data and insights with respect to the degree that banks in Canada are enabling digital trust through cybersecurity, processes, and identity services to support digital banking transactions for consumers, businesses, and other parties. Data presented in this document comes from IDC's 2019 Digital Transformation (DX) Executive Sentiment Survey and IDC Canada's 2019 IT Advisory Panel (ITAP) n6 Survey.

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Canadian Federal Government: Analysis of Crown Corporation Expenditures, 2020

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-06-29

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of spending for select Canadian Crown corporations. IDC provides detailed budgetary data on specific enterprise and consolidated Crown corporations, as well as their spending on information technology and management consulting services.

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Equinix Expands Canadian Presence by Acquiring 13 Bell Datacenters

IDC

Jason Bremner, Jennifer Cooke, Courtney Munroe

2020-06-02

Equinix's purchase of 13 datacenters in Canada strengthens its ability to provide its global digital platform including colocation and interconnection service to retail customers. Enterprise customers relying more on hybrid cloud architectures will benefit from the increased ability to directly connect with cloud and SaaS providers.

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Canadian Federal Government: 2020 Analysis of Department and Ministry Expenditures

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-06-02

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of spending in the Canadian federal government. IDC provides detailed budgetary data on specific departments as well as their spending on information technology and management consulting services. This IDC Market Presentation also includes benchmark and historical data of vendor revenue.

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Innovation Takes Different Forms: Canadian Government-Funded Innovation Accelerators

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-05-19

This IDC Perspective features three different centres that share the objective of driving Canadian innovation. Innovation takes many forms. It is found in years of research for new vaccines or a Starbucks employee who thinks of a better way to handle mobile orders. In the 21st century, innovation has expanded well beyond academia and publicly funded research institutions and into the hallways of Corporate Canada and accelerators located in most large Canadian cities. "There are well over 100 hubs in Canada. And like innovation itself, these accelerators take various shapes," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research.

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Canadian Infrastructure Outsourcing Services Forecast, 2020–2024

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-05-15

This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the Canadian infrastructure outsourcing services market for 2020–2024. It is an update of the previous forecast published in Canadian Infrastructure Outsourcing Services Forecast, 2019–2023 (IDC #CA43804019, May 2019). "The infrastructure outsourcing market continues to change, and COVID-19 will likely accelerate change. The decline in 1st and 2nd Platform technologies is leading to slow outsourcing spending on these areas, while the growth in 3rd Platform technologies to support digital transformation are increasingly incorporated into outsourcing and managed service engagements," says Jason Bremner, research vice president, Industry and Business Solutions.

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Regional Differences in Digital Transformation Across Canada, 2019

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-05-06

This IDC Survey studies digital transformation (DX) intentions, priorities, and investment plans by Canadian medium-sized and large organizations to highlight geographical differences by three major regions: Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The study uses data from IDC's DX Executive Sentiment Survey that was collected in July and August 2019. The survey data was collected before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian and global economy. While the data was collected before COVID-19 pandemic, IDC's opinion is that insights derived from the data remain relevant as 85% of medium-sized and large organizations in Canada are going ahead with DX projects. In total, 2,165 organizations from 27 countries across 17 industries were surveyed, including 230 organizations from Canada. The objective of this IDC Survey document is to assess differences in how organizations across Canada responded to the survey to gain insights into how DX is taking hold across the country.

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Digital Engineering and the Future of Operations

IDC

Carrie MacGillivray, Dave McCarthy, Emilie Ditton, Jan Burian, Jason Bremner, Jonathan Lang, Kevin Prouty, Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, Mukesh Dialani, Robert Parker

2020-04-23

This IDC Perspective discusses digital engineering and the Future of Operations. The Future of Operations is upon us and is driving operations to become market driven and resilient. The drive to resilient decision making is the core component of that Future of Operations. But resilient decision making requires a new organization that becomes the main supporting organization for the Future of Operations. That organization is digital engineering. "Digital engineering is the piece that companies have been missing to become more resilient and to tightly align operations with their customers' needs," say Kevin Prouty, group VP of Energy and Manufacturing Insights. "The convergence of IT and OT is the driving force behind digital engineering and the resiliency at its core."

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All Priorities Aside: The Canadian Government's Singular Response to COVID-19

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-04-18

This IDC Perspective provides an overview of the actions the federal government is taking and the implications for IT spending in the sector. 2020 is not like any other year. Nearly everything that the Canadian government is doing, including its annual budget, is being dramatically reframed under the backdrop of the COVID-19 epidemic. Instead of anticipated announcements around childcare and middle-class programs, the government is directing over C$100 billion toward COVID-19 response. Rather than providing projections that typically go five years out, the government policies are being continuously rewritten. "The pandemic that began in China in early December 2019, slowly then rippling through Asia, and finally spreading in every direction across the globe, has changed the Canadian government's spending plans, priorities, and actions," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation research at IDC Canada.

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Canadian SMB ICT Spending Patterns, 2019

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-04-16

This IDC Survey studies Canadian small and medium-sized businesses' (SMBs') information and communications (ICT) budgets using survey data from IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel. The survey data was collected in October 2019 before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian and global economy. The survey respondents were asked about their 2018 and 2019 ICT spending levels and their spending distributions across hardware, software, telecommunications, and IT services categories as well as internal items like personnel costs. The survey compares responses from three SMB cohorts, organizations with 10–99 employees, organizations with 100–249 employees, and organizations with 250–499 employees. In total, 398 IT executives from SMBs across industries and provinces were surveyed.

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Impact of COVID-19: Canadian IT Services Market

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Jim Westcott, Nigel Wallis, Vijay Kumar

2020-04-14

This IDC Market Presentation summarizes IDC's initial perspective of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian IT services market. This Market Presentation provides insights based on IT executive surveys, macroeconomic analyses, and analyst opinion that underlie IDC's spending forecast for 2020 and 2021 for the Canadian IT services market and provides a breakdown of spending growth for project-based, managed, and support and training market segments.

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Digital Transformation in Canadian Banking, 2020

IDC Canada

Robert Smythe, Jason Bremner

2020-04-14

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides a summary of the digital transformation (DX) initiatives within the Canadian financial services sector, with a specific focus on banking. Comprehensive data on the current status, road map, priorities, and progress of DX is outlined within the presentation. The data comes from IDC's 2020 Digital Transformation Leader Global Survey, which included 35 financial services respondents from Canada.

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Canadian Technology Forecast Scenarios, 2020: Cannabis Market Segment

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Jason Bremner, Meng Cong

2020-03-31

This IDC study sizes and forecasts the ICT spend by Canadian cannabis companies and looks at its market impact. It addresses a variety of key questions, including the following: What 2nd and 3rd Platform technologies will companies purchase and at what scale? The study also enables ICT vendors to strategize their go-to-market plan by the cannabis subverticals: production, process manufacturing, distribution, and retail. And IDC includes three different scenarios — baseline, optimistic, and conservative — that delineate the potential spending on IT hardware, software, services, and communications by their respective subcategories. This is the comprehensive study with detailed assumptions by industry sector, technology category, and digital transformation solution. For a summary version of this study, refer to Executive Overview: Canadian Technology Forecast Scenarios, 2020 — Cannabis Market Segment (IDC #CA46013420)

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Contract Analysis: Canadian Federal Government IT Contracts — 2019 in Review

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-03-31

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides an analysis of the IT-related contracts signed by the Canadian government in 2019. The summary outlines all contracts of C$10,000+ in value, covering the areas of hardware, software, IT services, and IT-related business consulting. Various sources include IDC's contract database as well as open government and public accounts reporting of the federal government.

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The State of Digital Transformation, 2020: Canadian Healthcare

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-03-03

This IDC Survey provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian healthcare sector. Comprehensive data on the current status, road map, priorities, and progress is outlined. The data comes from IDC's Digital Transformation Leader Global Survey, 2020, which included well over 200 respondents from Canada.

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IDC Survey Spotlight: Are Canadian Line of Business and IT Executives Aligned on Digital Transformation's Impact on Corporate Functions?

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-02-18

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines internal alignment of line of Canadian business and IT executives with respect to their views on the impact of digital transformation across corporate functions. In several recent IDC studies, we have seen differences in how these two groups see and value digital transformation. This document examines the differences further by seeing their views on how critical it is to digitally transform individual corporate functions, in support of overall digital transformation in their organizations. This IDC Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's 2019 Worldwide DX Executive Sentiment Survey, where we asked 230 Canadian organizations about their digital transformation strategies and investment plans. The survey interviewed 110 IT executives and 120 line-of-business executives from across Canada and across industries in organizations with more than 250 employees.

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Partner and Service Transformation in a Digital World: Canadian Channel Survey

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-02-06

This IDC Market Presentation provides insights on how Canadian solution providers are evolving their businesses to meet the needs of Canadian enterprises as they digitally transform. This Presentation draws insights from the Canadian Channel Partner Survey, 2019, jointly fielded by IDC and IT World Canada's Channel Daily News. The survey interviewed 98 channel partners in June and July of 2019. This content was presented to attendees of a channel partner workshop hosted by IT World Canada on September 29, 2019.

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Blueprint to Data-Driven Organizations and Data-Informed Decision Making

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-02-05

This IDC Perspective outlines nine processes that establish the framework to increase the reliability and trust of data in decision making. Most processes, like records and storage management, are not unfamiliar to an organization, but are heightened in the age of data. Others, such as when technology stops and humans take the reins of decision making, are unique to AI and will be a new consideration for most every organization. The stages that lay the foundation of a data-driven organization are also outlined. Last, the path to becoming more focused on data and using insight to help make decisions is complex and fast moving.

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Managed Network Services Clusters in Canada

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner

2020-02-05

This IDC Survey presents the results of a cluster analysis of Canadian companies' use of managed network services. The objective of the document is to identify clusters of companies, with respect to their use of managed network services, to allow service providers to develop specific go-to-market campaigns to address the unique needs of each cluster. Four clusters were identified, and common characteristics and attitudes of the clusters are highlighted in the document. The document is based on IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel, in which 368 medium-sized and large Canadian companies were interviewed.

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The State of Digital Transformation, 2020: Canadian Government

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-01-29

This IDC Survey provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian government sectors, with comprehensive data on the current status, road map, priorities, and progress. The data comes from IDC's 2020 Digital Transformation Leader Global Survey, which included well over 200 respondents from Canada.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Services 2020 Predictions — Canada Implications

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Jim Westcott

2020-01-22

This IDC Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Services 2020 Predictions (IDC #US44800319, October 2019). It provides a detailed perspective on the forces shaping business and technology services and outsourcing markets over the next several years. Each prediction is presented based on the timeline projection, complexity assessment, and organizational impact on the "mainstream" market. "The Canadian IT and business services markets are currently dealing with the challenges of managing existing technologies and solutions while assessing and integrating new and emerging solutions and offerings. This document provides a new assessment of some of these multifaceted issues and how they will impact the Canadian Services market over the course of the next three to five years," says Jim Westcott, research manager, IDC Canada.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide National Government 2020 Predictions — Canada Implications

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-01-21

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of IDC FutureScape: Worldwide National Government 2020 Predictions (IDC #US45588419, October 2019). It provides a detailed perspective on the forces shaping business and the Canadian healthcare market over the next several years. Each prediction is presented based on the timeline projection, complexity assessment, and organizational impact on the "mainstream" market. "A new way of government continues to emerge in Canada. The shift toward speed, flexibility, and digital enablement continued in 2019. Much of the progress in happening behind the scenes, with the establishment of best practices around governance, project delivery, and frameworks that will enable the expansion of the government's digital footprint," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation research, IDC Canada.

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Game On! What Sports Can Teach Business About Using Data and Analytics

IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2020-01-20

This IDC Perspective discusses what sports can teach business about using data and analytics. The marketplace is in the midst of a shift from gut and judgement to insight and facts, and sports is no different than any other industry. And, like other sectors, sports is quickly changing. Business and sports also have a lot in common such as a focus on winning and maximizing revenue. There are certain factors, though, that separate best-in-class businesses from others and championship teams, one being the ability to drive insight from data and apply it into action and decision making. "Sports teams drive similar benefits from AI and data-driven decision making as businesses do, revolving around performance and maximizing revenue," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research. "They also face similar challenges around data governance/silos, trust, and culture that makes it hard to demonstrate results, get budget, and recruit talent."

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