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Mark Schrutt - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Mark Schrutt Mark Schrutt

Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Mark has recently changed roles at IDC Canada and is now a Strategic Advisor for Public Sector & Innovation Research

Biography

Mark Schrutt continues to contribute research and insight for IDC Canada as a Strategic Advisor for Public Sector and Innovation research.

Previously, Mark managed the Industry and Business Solutions group for IDC Canada. Domains under his leadership included ICT overview, Cloud Services, Application Services, Software, and Strategic Sourcing. As the lead for Strategic Sourcing, Mark provides research insights and thought leadership on the key issues and trends affecting the outsourcing markets. Primary focus areas include outsourcing contract analysis, governance issues, vendor positioning and competitive stance, and industry-specific process issues in the areas of infrastructure outsourcing.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Innovation

Hosting

Healthcare

Government

ICT Trends & analysis

Data centres

Cloud Services

Enterprise Applications

Outsourcing

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IDC Canada Forecast 2012

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Associated IDC Services (2)

  • IDC Government Insights: Canadian IT Opportunity: Government
  • IDC Health Insights: Canadian eHealth

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Education (2)

University of Toronto: MIS, Information Management 2006

State University of New York at Buffalo: B.A.Sc., Business Administration and Management 1984

Media Appearances (12)

Beyond the vacuum: Dyson banks on brand power, R&D in effort to transform into tech powerhouse

Financial Post  online

2018-01-22

It’s hard not to think of vacuum cleaners when Dyson Ltd. comes up in conversation, but the U.K.-based company has released a slew of other products in its 31-year history including bladeless fans, hand dryers and robotic cleaners.

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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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Canadians Attitudes toward Privacy and its Impact on Government Services

LinkedIn  online

2017-02-16

Attitudes about the security and use of personal information is a very complex issue. Privacy is tightly connected to the belief of whether personal data should be shared among government bodies, the heightened environment we live in, and personal experiences. In IDC Canada's 2017 survey on citizen services, we found that seven of ten Canadians are concerned about the protection of their personal data. Close to 10% of respondents were surprisingly unconcerned. Furthermore, 15% of Canadian reported that their computers systems, email and passwords had been hacked over the past year, with 4% saying that they had been victims of multiple breaches. That being said, most Canadians believe the government is mostly making the right decisions and right moves and right investments in technology, people and processes in ensuring personal data protection. In our latest report (http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CA41248817) IDC provides identifies areas where the government could do more the areas of integrating various web sites, putting stronger authentication techniques to protect citizen data and serve Canadians better.

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Canadian Tech Firm Founders Urge Ottawa to Support People Displaced by Trump’s Travel Ban

IT in Canada  

2017-01-30

Nearly 2,000 founders, chief executives, and employees of Canadian technology firms and organization yesterday called on the federal government to provide temporary residency to people displaced by an ordered issued by United States President Donald Trump which ban’s passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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Montreal sits at the centre of Canada’s data centre golden age

IT World Canada  

2016-12-16

If data centres are Canada’s latest gold rush, then Montreal is the Klondike.

Just as miners rushed to the Yukon at the end of the 19th century for the first chance at the gold discovered in the Klondike, skilled data centre providers are rushing to Montreal to be the first to land the large accounts available, before the industry becomes too commoditized. In place of pick axes and sifting pans, they’re setting up server racks and offering fibre connectivity to every major carrier. Just as gold was eventually mined out of the hills of the Klondike, there’s only so many major local and foreign clients interested in large-scale data centre deployments in Canada As 2016 comes to a close, there are some signs of a maturing market for data centres in Canada, but those with the closest ties to it expect the growth period to continue well into 2017.

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Canadian CIOs increasingly outsourcing data centre functions, says IDC report

IT World Canada  

2016-10-04

here are at least 18 quality third party data centre providers in Canada, with no sign that the number or their size is getting smaller, according to a new report from IDC Canada.

The report – which costs $15,000 – ranks the capabilities and offerings of most of the names in the industry as Leaders or Major Players on a points scale created by the market research firm. In an interview report author Mark Schrutt said the companies, ranging from Bell to 4Degrees, are “relatively closely bunched.”

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IDC Canada Evaluates Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management Vendors in New IDC MarketScape

Press Release  

2016-09-30

Toronto ON., - International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada announced today the release of a new report assessing data centre operations vendors in Canada. IDC MarketScape: Canadian Data Centre Operations and Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, assesses Canadian data centre providers' ability to help Canadian companies migrate from corporate-run, on-premise facilities to 3rd party centres and hybrid environments, in addition to a vendor's facility features.

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Data centre capacity continues to shift to commercial providers

IT World Canada  

2016-08-30

Demand for data centre space is growing, but there are actually fewer in Canada, according to a recent IDC report.
The State of the Canadian Data Centres, 2016 found that leading companies in the banking, transportation and retail sectors on holding back on new data centre construction. Last year, approximately 150 new data centres were built while 250 were shut down for a net reduction of facilities and a decrease in usable square footage of 7.5 per cent.
But none of this is a surprise to Mark Schrutt, IDC Canada’s research vice president, services and enterprise applications and author of the report.

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Rogers and OVH launch IT cloud service for Canadian businesses

Mobile Syrup  

2016-07-08

“New services like Rogers Public Cloud will make it easier for businesses to adopt cloud solutions and could ultimately foster more innovation as customers get access to more efficient, cost-effective IT as-a-service solutions.”” said Mark Schrutt, vice president of services and enterprise applications at IDC.

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Canada’s Resurgent Nearshore Opportunities

Nearshore Americas  

2016-06-30

With the Canadian dollar currently valued at US$0.77 (on date of publishing)—a significant drop since hitting par back in 2012-2013—outsourcers north of the border are sitting on an impressive value proposition based on labor arbitrage, cultural affinity, and geographic proximity. But to maintain a long-term and sustainable base, Canadian providers must do more: they need to compete with innovative technologies and business models.

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What are the enterprise benefits of Microsoft’s Canadian cloud?

IT World Canada  

2016-05-26

Microsoft Corp.’s opening of two data centres in Canada are expected to fuel an uptick in adoption of its cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure, in part because it addresses the erstwhile concern many enterprises have: data residency.

But there are other benefits for its customers, as well as its partners, and reflects broader trends in the data centre landscape.

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54,000 Canadian IT jobs unfilled, IDC estimates

CBC News  online

2015-09-16

DC Canada estimates there are 54,000 unfilled information technology jobs in Canada, a problem that delays projects and inhibits innovation.

But the IT skills gap has been around so long it's seen as "business as usual" by most employers, according to Mark Schrutt, IDC Canada's research vice president for services and enterprise applications.

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Reports (39)

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

"The platform for good decision making actually has less to do with technology and data and more to do with best practices, governance, people, and leadership," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research.

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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 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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Bridging the 2020 Gap: Building Capacity and Capabilities in Canadian Government IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-12-03

This IDC Perspective reflects the interviews IDC had with government executives over the past quarter and the public sector achievements of 2019.

A new way of government continues to emerge in Canada. The shift toward speed, flexibility, and digital enablement continued in 2019. Yet different sectors of the government move at different paces. The hallmarks of this past year such as open government and one of the most downloaded apps, WeatherCAN, are some of the year's greatest achievements in Canadian technology.

"Areas such as the innovation unit of Environment Canada and BC Digital, whose leaders IDC interviewed for this document, are engaging users, redesigning processes, and quickly rolling out solutions that better meet the needs of citizens," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research. "Other parts of the government are held back due to a shortage of resources and skills, outdated procurement approaches, and a culture that has not quite made the shift to a digital mindset."

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2020 Predictions — Canada Implications IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-12-03

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2020 Predictions (IDC #US44351519, 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.

"The desire for change and improvement is being met head-on with the realities of Canadian healthcare. Publicly funded systems have tremendous benefits, but there are challenges as well. There are tensions surrounding the drivers to digital healthcare and the cost and priorities that exist today, creating a growing divide between aspiration and capabilities," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation research, IDC Canada.

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The Shift Toward Cloud in the Canadian Government, 2019 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-11-05

This IDC Survey analyzes the adoption of various cloud services in the Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments. This IDC Government Insights presentation provides current data on adoption, budget, and life-cycle planning for cloud services, including software-, platform-, and infrastructure as a service.

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Scaling Up: Canadian Superclusters Update, 2019 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-10-05

This IDC Perspective provides an update on Canada's Innovation Superclusters Initiative. It has been a year and a half since the federal government announced the five superclusters that would receive funding of C$1 billion to create the supercluster program. The five superclusters have been very busy since that time. Most have management and a board of directors in place that represent the private sector and academia, along with one nonvoting government seat per cluster. Agreements between the government and privately run nonprofit superclusters were structured with transparency and reporting responsibility built in, while also protecting the intellectual property investments of the supercluster members. Membership programs were designed with staffing (relatively small — the Protein Industries Supercluster has

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The 2019 Canadian Government IT Skills Gap Report IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-09-09

This IDC Survey reviews the public sector findings from our research on the Canadian IT skills gap. IDC defines the skills gap as getting the right resource at the right time and at the right price. Canadian organizations use a combination of methods to fill the gap. In 2018, IDC estimated the number of contractors at 54,000 people and the cost to Canadian organizations at close to C$1 billion. With an IT unemployment rate of approximately 2%, low university IT graduation rates, and immigration, Canada will be stretched over two decades to meet the IT labour demands on its own and will increasingly need to leverage external resources in the public sector.

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Contract Analysis: Canadian Federal Government IT Contracts, 2015–2019 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-09-06

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the IT-related contracts signed by the Canadian government from 2015 to the first half of 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, 2019: Canadian Healthcare IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-08-06

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian healthcare sector. Comprehensive data on the importance, adoption, benefits, and challenges of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive analytics is outlined within the presentation. The use of third-party services is also summarized, along with recommendations to advance the use of digital in the Canadian healthcare segment.

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The State of Digital Transformation, 2019: Canadian Government IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-07-10

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides a summary of the digital transformation initiatives within the Canadian government sectors. Comprehensive data on the importance, adoption, benefits, and challenges of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive analytics is outlined within the presentation. In addition, recommendations to advance the use of digital in Canadian government are provided.

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Boomer Tech Canada: Opportunities in Age-in-Place, Independent, and Assisted Living Environments IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-07-05

This IDC Market Perspective looks at the opportunities in age-in-place, independent, and assisted living environments. In just one generation from now, half of the Canadian population will be 55 and older. Over that period of time, over C$3 trillion will be spent on medical care — educating, preventing, and caring for seniors. By 2050, the healthcare bill for senior care is projected to represent 6% of Canada's GDP. But these dollars will shift over the next three decades. As seniors live longer, healthier lives, the dollars for preventive care will increase, as will the healthcare investments in home and remote care. Spending will also follow the pattern already in place, with a higher proportion going to the 70+ population. Yet these dollars will need to be extended as people increasingly choose to stay in age-in-place environments.

"Technology providers have already recognized the shift that is occurring," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation Research. "Digital is actively rewriting the rules of senior healthcare, redesigning the possibilities, and injecting more accountability in monitoring individual health. The dynamics of caregivers and provider facilities, families, friends, and patients are being remade in today's Amazon- and Netflix-like expectations."

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Hand in Hand: The Use of Data in Canadian Government Decision Making IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-06-30

This IDC Perspective discusses the use of data in Canadian government decision making.

Data is changing decision making in the government. There is a shift in the use of facts and intuition. It is becoming easier to tell the difference between background noise or static and the true signals of change but, more importantly, to get the balance right between data, impartiality, and empathy. The pace of change has also pushed the advances of technology forward, sometimes faster than we can catch up.

"Technology, the demands of the public, and better use of data have made now the time for data-driven decision making," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research, IDC Canada.

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Big Data Decision Making: Rebalancing Intuition and Data in a Digital World, Part 2 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-06-05

This IDC Perspective examines how organizations need to find the right balance between intuition and data in a digital world. The biggest threat corporate management faces is the disruption that is changing the way business is done from industries as diverse as mining, retail, and healthcare. It is no longer a question of if, but when. Analytics has emerged as a wedge that differentiates the winners from the losers. There is no argument that, when it comes to strategic decisions, the more information, the better. Yet 40% of the strategic decisions made by enterprise-size companies are based completely or mostly on intuition. The case for intuition is primarily based on a firm's historical decision-making culture and "why mess with success" attitude. Intuition (or a lucky streak) can steer you in the wrong direction.

"No longer cuts it in a digital economy where your competitors are changing long-held rules of business. The companies that succeed in the future will be able to balance the use of data and intuition," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation Research.

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Big Data Decision Making: Rebalancing Intuition and Data in a Digital World, Part 1 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-05-31

This IDC Perspective focuses on the current state of decision making and the pressures organizations are under to move toward more data-driven decision making, the key factor being digital disruption. With retrospect, you can get an understanding of where decision making is heading. Historical data has been the mainstay in forecasting and decision making for centuries. But companies want to and need to do more. The stakes are too high. Businesses are using data to be much more predictive and much more accurate in their decision making. They also see encouraging returns, with best-in-class organizations driving improved productivity and revenue opportunities resulting in an ROI of 50%+ on their data-driven decisions.

"Data will reshape decision making, frequently automating many tactical processes such as supply chain and customer acquisition, and constantly rebalancing the optimal use of intuition, judgement, and experience," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research, IDC Canada.

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Canadian Federal Government: 2019 Analysis of Department and Ministry Expenditures IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-05-05

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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Canadian Federal Government: 2019 Analysis of Crown Corporation Expenditures IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-05-06

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. This IDC Market Presentation also includes benchmark and historical data of vendor revenue.

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The 2019 Canadian Budget: Designed for the Near Term IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-03-31

This IDC Perspective discusses the 2019 Canadian budget, which set all-time highs, coming in at C$355 billion with C$22.8 billion in new spending. With recent revenue higher than anticipated, there was plenty of room and opportunity to reduce the C$18 billion deficit. Instead, the government decided to spend its tax surplus on incentives that appeal to the electorate in preparation for the fall election. As such, the budget was short term by design, with the majority of the programs that directly affect people coming onstream immediately.

"The 2019 Canadian budget was more modest for businesses than the majority of Canadian citizens," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector Research, IDC Canada. "That said, with the combination of programs from past budgets, the administration has taken significant steps in advancing the state of research and innovation in Canada."

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Five Key Steps Canadian CIOs Should Take to Drive More Value from Digital Technologies IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-03-08

This IDC Perspective provides an overview of new approaches to address the changes in supporting information technology (IT). The pace of business is changing, getting faster, and more demanding, with customers coming into focus as the driving force. Technology is at the heart of this change. If companies are not looking at digital as the engine of growth, they are looking in the wrong direction. IT based on legacy and traditional development, organized by software, operation, and so on, will not meet the speed and flexibility needed to not only survive but thrive in the digital economy.

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Canadian Provincial and Municipal Government Digital Technology Market Overview, 2019 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-02-06

This IDC Presentation looks at the digitally based transformation occurring in the Canadian provincial and municipal governments. This IDC Presentation provides the projected spending in digital technologies over the next 36 months in 3rd Platform and innovation accelerator categories. The 3rd Platform refers to cloud computing, analytics, and mobility while accelerators include cognitive, IoT, and other emerging technologies. By leveraging IDC's 3rd Platform Spending Guide, 2H18, this IDC Presentation outlines the external spending by Canadian government in hardware, software, and services. IDC also used our survey data from 2018 that asked over 400 respondents, including 80 in the public sector, their views on the benefits, challenges, and use of digital technologies.

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The 2019 Canadian Federal Government Digital Technology: Market Overview IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-01-22

This IDC Presentation looks at the digitally based transformation occurring in the Canadian federal government. This Presentation provides the projected spending in digital technologies over the next 36 months in 3rd Platform and innovation accelerator categories. The 3rd Platform refers to cloud computing, analytics, and mobility, while accelerators include cognitive, IoT, and other emerging technologies. By leveraging IDC's 3rd Platform Spending Guide, 2H18, this Presentation outlines the external spending by Canadian government in hardware, software, and services. IDC also used our survey data from 2018 which asked over 400 respondents, including 80 in the public sector, their views on the benefits, challenges, and use of digital technologies.

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The 2019 Canadian Healthcare Digital Technology: Market Overview IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2019-01-18

This IDC Presentation looks at the digitally based transformation occurring in Canadian healthcare. This document provides the projected spending in digital technologies over the next 36 months in 3rd Platform and innovation accelerator categories. 3rd Platform refers to cloud computing, analytics, and mobility, while innovation accelerators include cognitive, IoT, and other emerging technologies. Leveraging IDC's 2H18 3rd Platform Spending Guide, this document outlines the external spending by Canadian healthcare in hardware, software, and services. IDC also used our survey data from 2018, which asked 400+ respondents, including 80 in the public sector, and their views on the benefits, challenges, and use of digital technologies.

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Citizen First: Canadian Government Executive Perspectives and Priorities for 2019 IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

This IDC Perspective captures the trends and goals for Canadian government for 2019, along with guidance for public sector technology leaders. There is a realization within Canadian government that it needs to change. The ambition is to be faster, provide a better experience, and drive higher levels of satisfaction among citizens and businesses that deal with the government.

"To accomplish these objectives, government leaders IDC interviewed are focusing on improving the channels citizens use to interact with the government, the services provided, citizen involvement in the development of government services, and internal processes to drive efficiencies," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector research, IDC Canada.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2019 Predictions — Canada Implications IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2019 Predictions (IDC #US43122618, October 2018). 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.
"Change is happening in Canadian healthcare. Better access and convenience are being driven by patients that want to manage their health in the same way that they shop online, listen to music, and communicate with friends. Caregivers, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and friends and family that help at home, want faster and better ways to share information," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation research, IDC Canada.

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The 2018 Canadian Government IT Skills Gap Report IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-10-31

This IDC Survey reviews the public sector findings from our research on the Canadian IT skills gap. IDC defines the skills gap as getting the right resource at the right time and at the right price. Canadian organizations use a combination of methods to fill the gap. IDC most recently estimated the number of contractors at 54,000 people, and this cost Canadian organizations close to C$1 billion. With an IT unemployment rate of approximately 2%, low university IT graduation rates, and immigration, Canada will be stretched over two decades to meet the IT labour demands on its own and will increasingly need to leverage external resources in the public sector.

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Highlight Cases: Canadian Government Innovation IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-10-06

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides case studies on Canadian Federal Government Innovation Centres and innovation activity. It includes centres in various departments and ministries, as well as government branches such as Elections Canada and the Canadian Digital Services.

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The State of Canadian Datacenters, 2018: Public Sector IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-09-26

Sep 2018

This IDC Survey examines certain key trends in the Canadian public sector datacenter market. This Survey leverages data from IDC's annual survey on Canadian datacenters. The survey was in field during March 2018.

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Cross-Canada Healthcare: Step-by-Step Approach to Selling to Healthcare IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-09-17

Sep 2018

This IDC Market Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian healthcare system, with specific focus on the IT buying environment for hospitals located across the provinces. IDC interviewed a dozen stakeholders on their view of the opportunities and challenges and the buying situation in the various regions throughout Canada.

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IDC PeerScape: Practices to Create Government Innovation Centres in Canada IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-08-22

Aug 2018

This IDC study explores best practices in creating government innovation centres in Canada.

"Innovation centres are proving themselves by getting government closer to users and citizens, providing space to create around the status quo and perhaps, most importantly, leading to a new culture in the public sector." — Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and innovation research.

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The Future Is Pounding at the Door: The Impact of Digital Transformation on Strategy and Decision Making IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-08-20

Aug 2018

This IDC Perspective kicks off a collection of documents on the best practices around disruption and digital transformation — how to prepare for it and turn moments of uncertainty and unknown risk into opportunity. Over three-quarters of Canadian business leaders believe that digital technologies will significantly disrupt their industries, propelling their companies toward major transformational initiatives.

IDC believes that almost every industry and every player in their respective sectors are asking themselves the same questions. It is not a matter of if, but when and how we should respond? We have conducted research in digital technologies and published a series of documents over the past five years. Our studies covered areas such as the ROI of digital, the adoption and maturity curve for the marketplace, the Canadian start-up community, the digital CIO, and how organizations are introducing innovation to the way they operate and respond to changes in the marketplace.

"The need for transformation is rising as are the challenges of remaining relevant and creating new value to the marketplace," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Innovation and Public Sector research.

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Playing with the Big Boys: Approaches to Innovation and Transformation in the Canadian Midmarket IDC Canada

Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner

2018-08-14

Aug 2018

This IDC Perspective examines IDC's research to understand whether midsize and large businesses approach innovation differently. Companies are driving toward a different culture that is more focused on understanding the needs of the customer, moves at a faster pace and is emboldened to take calculated risks.

"There are no significant differences between how midsize and large companies approach innovation," says Mark Schrutt, strategic advisor, Public Sector and Innovation research. "Differences began to appear as our research expanded beyond innovation and into market disruption. Industry has more influence than size when it comes to innovation and transformation."

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