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Nigel Wallis - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Nigel Wallis Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Biography

Nigel Wallis is IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industry research. Based in Ottawa, Nigel directs the Internet of Things (IoT) research program. Nigel also leads our research into how different industries are adopting technology across Canada via the Canadian Vertical Markets program.

He delivers research covering these markets with a particular focus on demand-side preferences, technology deployment plans, business priorities and Canadian-specific forecasting.

Nigel speaks frequently at industry events and vendor events in Canada on the topic of IoT.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Internet of Things

Vertical Markets

Software Markets

Economic Analysis

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Associated IDC Services (3)

  • Canadian Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends
  • Canadian Vertical Markets
  • Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide: Canada Region

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Education (1)

Queen's University: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 1997

Media Appearances (26)

ICT spending forecast ‘looks worse now’ than it did last month, says IDC Canada

IT World Canada  online

2020-05-08

Barely a month ago, IDC Canada’s Nigel Wallis said during a webinar that the novel coronavirus crisis has contributed to the most significant deceleration in ICT spending in modern times.

And while the folks at IDC Canada did their best to soften the blow from their latest projections for information communications technology (ICT) spending by highlighting the rapid expansion of online capabilities among small businesses during this week’s webinar, an audible sigh from Wallis, IDC Canada’s research vice-president of IoT and industries, quickly set the record straight.

“We’ve taken a few more weeks to analyze the numbers, and unfortunately, it looks worse now than it did then,” Wallis said. “Canadian ICT spending this year will decline more than it did in the 08-09 financial crisis or the post 9/11 .com crash.”

Canada is looking at an “unprecedented” 5.4 per cent decline for the year for the combination of telecom and IT, Wallis explained, and the cumulative impact of ongoing trade restrictions, layoffs, and overall business uncertainty had changed the projections since even last month when probable projections for ICT spending for the rest of 2020 hovered around -5 per cent.

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Canadian telecom industry likely to face $2 billion revenue hit: IDC

Yahoo! Finance  

2020-04-16

Canada’s telecom industry is going to face about a $2 billion revenue hit because of COVID-19, resulting mostly from business customers cancelling broadband wireline services, according to a report from the International Data Corporation, an analytics research firm.
“In such a rapidly changing environment, it is still too early to assess the overall impact on the Canadian ICT market fully,” Nigel Wallis, research vice-president of IoT and industries at IDC Canada, said in the report.

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Forget optimistic scenarios and buckle up for a big drop in IT spending this year, says IDC

IT World Canada  

2020-04-03

IDC’s Nigel Wallis didn’t mince words during an online briefing this week while walking participants through the research company’s latest projections for Canadian IT spending.

“The impact of the coronavirus crisis represents the most significant deceleration in IT spending Canada has experienced in modern times,” Wallis, the research vice-president of IoT and industries said, citing the 2008-09 financial crisis.

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IDC Expects Canada’s Telecom Market to Face a Significant Revenue Slowdown in 2020 and Beyond

IDC Canada  online

2020-04-06

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary containment measures put in place by governments will substantially impact the Canadian telecommunications services market producing negative growth in 2020 before rebounding in 2021.

"In such a rapidly changing environment, it is still too early to assess the overall impact on the Canadian ICT market fully," said Nigel Wallis, Research VP, IoT & Industries at IDC Canada.

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Canadian ICT spending could shrink by 5 per cent in 2020: IDC

IT World Canada  

2020-03-26

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s ICT spending is expected to shrink by up to five per cent in 2020, according to a new IDC report.

Nigel Wallis, IDC research vice president, commented that it’s still too early to assess the overall impact on the Canadian IT market fully, but has recommended that businesses adopt new strategies to cope with the decline.

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IDC Expects Canada’s ICT Market to Face a Significant Slowdown in Technology Spending in 2020 and Beyond

IDC Canada  online

2020-03-26

The coronavirus outbreak across the world and the necessary containment measures put in place by governments will substantially affect the Canadian IT markets, severely accelerating the impact already felt from the supply-driven effects from Asia. In this extremely fluid scenario, International Data Corporation (IDC) now expects to see a significant slowdown in technology spending in 2020 across Canadian organizations, with IT spending expected to decline by -5.0%.

"Technology vendors and buyers are rapidly adapting to the disruption and the extremely fast-moving market conditions," said Nigel Wallis, Research VP, IoT & Industries at IDC Canada. "In such a rapidly changing environment, it is still too early to assess the overall impact on the Canadian IT market fully. However, given the sharp economic contraction, IDC recommends that all technology leaders recalibrate their strategies."

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https://business.financialpost.com/technology/customer-set-a-telco-really-wants-teluss-700m-buy-of-adt-canada-logical-for-a-bundle-of-reasons

Financial Post  

2019-10-02

Telus Corp. announced Tuesday it is buying ADT Canada for $700 million, a move that will bolster the telecom’s suite of product offerings, but also bring it into direct competition with tech giants such as Amazon and Google.

That’s a customer set that a telco really wants, because they’re going to buy the extended cable package,” he said. “They’re much more likely to be on the list of people who want to get Apple iPhone 11. Those are much more likely to be higher-margin customers who are buying the home security devices.”

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Rogers invests in ‘NB-IoT’ network technology to empower future of IoT

Mobile Syrup  

2019-05-21

“Low-power wide area networks enable businesses to rethink their traditional practices by connecting assets and processes that may previously have been physically or financially challenging,” Nigel Wallis, the vice president of internet of things research at IDC Canada

Read more at MobileSyrup.com: Rogers invests in ‘NB-IoT’ network technology to empower future of IoT

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Dell lays out principles for IoT success at Toronto roadshow event

Channel Buzz  

2019-04-25

Dell Technologies held the final one of their four Canadian events around the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday, emphasizing both the advantages and the challenges involved.

Nigel Wallis, Vice President, IoT and Industries at IDC Canada, discussed other examples of this transition in business models, including selling jackhammers-as-a-service.

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Notables- November 7, 2018 - Rogers begins rolling out IoT-focused LTE network

Research Money Inc.  

2018-11-08

Rogers Canada, leading Canadian telecommunications company, has announced that they will begin rolling out an “LTE-M” network in 2018, to be concluded by 2020.

Nigel Wallis, VP of Internet of Things and Industry Research at IDC Canada, said that “IoT is now a mainstream tool of Canadian businesses, with 81% of medium and large-sized Canadian organizations using IoT solutions today, up from 70% last year”. He added that low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) like LTE-M “enable businesses to re-think traditional operations practices, and to innovate in ways they would not have attempted before.”

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Rogers to launch national LTE-M network to power the next era of IoT in Canada

Rogers Communications Press Release  online

2018-10-18

TORONTO, October 18, 2018 – Today, Rogers announced its plan to launch an LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) to help businesses connect and track their assets in real time – using solutions such as logistics tracking, alarm monitoring, and smart metering.

“IoT is now a mainstream tool of Canadian businesses, with 81% of medium and large-sized Canadian organizations using IoT solutions today, up from 70% last year,” said Nigel Wallis, Vice President, Internet of Things and Industry Research, IDC Canada. “The development of industry-specific IoT solutions addresses unique business needs, like smart utilities and smart asset tracking. Low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) enable businesses to re-think traditional operations practices, and to innovate in ways they would not have attempted before.”

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BlackBerry is working with Amazon on an Alexa device for the enterprise

IT Business  

2018-10-04

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry is working with Amazon on a BlackBerry Alexa device that will be secured for use in the enterprise, according to company executives.

The migration of Alexa into the office is just the latest example of consumer devices making the leap to work life, says Nigel Wallis, research vice-president for Internet of Things at IDC Canada. IDC Canada research shows Canadian enterprises are already using voice interfaces – 17 per cent of medium and large organizations were doing so, and another 15.7 per cent indicated they were currently implementing the technology, based on IDC Canada’s IT Advisory Panel survey.

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IDC Canada Projects Smart Cities Spending in Canada to Reach C$2.8 billion in 2022

IDC  

2018-08-13

Smart City initiatives in Canada will attract technology investments of more than C$1.4 billion in 2018, and spending is set to grow to C$2.8 billion in 2022, according to the new release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide. The Spending Guide provides a detailed look at the technology investments associated with a range of Smart Cities priorities, programs, and use cases.

“The three largest use cases, which will attract over one fifth of total Canadian Smart Cities spending in 2018, are fixed visual surveillance, smart outdoor lighting, and advanced public transit. By 2022, however, intelligent traffic management will overcome fixed visual surveillance and jump up to first position. Vehicle to everything (V2X) connectivity and Next-Gen Emergency PSAPs will generate the fastest growth at 90.0% and 66.3% CAGR respectively although they currently start from a small base,” says Nigel Wallis, IoT & Industries Research Vice President at IDC Canada.

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Canada to Scrap IBM Payroll Plan Gone Awry Costing C$1 Billion

Bloomberg News  

2018-03-01

Phoenix is a classic example of a government wanting to save money on an expensive new technology project by cutting the number of employees working on it, only to discover later that those people were essential to seeing it through, said Nigel Wallis, a vice president with research firm IDC Canada.

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Kingston, Ontario partners with Bell to employ smart city platform

Smart Cities Dive  

2018-02-08

This announcement comes just months after the Government of Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge, which provided $300 million over 11 years toward a Smart Cities Challenge Fund. The initiative looks to encourage cities to improve citizens’ lives through connected technology.

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Toronto firm X-Matic aims to bring self-driving technology to older cars

The Globe and Mail  

2017-11-15

There's going to be a new dividing line among car owners within the next few years between those who can afford to buy sure-to-be-expensive, mostly-autonomous vehicles and those who continue to drive less costly manual options.
Nima Ashtari wants to help that second group enjoy the benefits of self-driving cars, too. X-Matik Inc., his Toronto-based company, this month is launching a test version of its first commercial product – LaneCruise, an add-on kit that promises to turn virtually any existing car into a partly autonomous vehicle for less than $3,000.

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IoT keeps the Slurpees flowing

IT World Canada  

2017-04-07

Set aside specific numbers and predictions and the consensus is there is explosive growth in connected devices, sensors and data thanks to the Internet of Things, and they will certainly be a factor in corporate competitiveness over the next five years.

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Time is of the essence to capitalize on the Internet of Things

IT World Canada  

2016-11-17

The window for Canadian businesses to gain a competitive edge by adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) is closing quickly.

Competitors around the world are jumping on the opportunity to use low-cost sensors to obtain real-time data to support decision-making, according to research by IDC Canada. “There has never been an easier time to use the Internet of Things to transform,” Nigel Wallis, IDC Canada vice-president of vertical markets and IoT, told participants in an IT World Canada webinar.

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The Internet of Things is about to disrupt the digital economy, report says

Mobile Syrup  

2016-07-29

Canadian businesses have begun adopting IoT functionalities at rapidly increasing rates. The IDC report states that 45 percent of mid to large Canadian enterprises have already adopted at least one IoT solution, while 55 percent intend to invest in IoT this year.

Nigel Wallis, the research director at IDC Canada, doesn’t see this adoption slowing down anytime soon.

“The world of connected devices only gets more exciting and complex as industries continue to explore connectivity in consumer, enterprise, and industrial settings,” he stated in a comment.

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IoT Innovation Is A Pipe Dream Without Digital Core

Digitalist Magazine  

2016-07-07

Despite the efforts of these forward thinkers, reaping the full benefits of IoT will first require organizations as a whole to reshape major parts of their operational models, as foretold by IDC Canada’s IoT analyst Nigel Wallis at the recent Toronto IDC Directions Symposium. That’s why, in my mind, IoT may not make a perceived widespread impact over the next year or two, but over the longer term. And when more businesses are set up to enable it, it will transform virtually every aspect of industry.

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IoT Reaches New Heights

Connections+  

2016-07-07

“Today just over 45% of Canadian organizations are deploying Internet of Things solutions and we predict the IoT market in Canada to reach a value of $13.5 billion by 2019,” says Nigel Wallis, research director at IDC Canada.

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IDC Directions and Canadian CIO Symposium: Canadian business models should shift to reap IoT rewards

IT World Candaa  

2016-05-06

Canadian businesses are poised for wider Internet of Things (IoT) adoption — but must first reshape parts of their operations to reap the full benefits, according to one industry analyst.

Speaking at the IDC Directions and Canadian CIO Symposium on Thursday, Nigel Wallis, director of IoT and vertical markets at IDC Canada, outlined how the power of the “3rd Platform” — which refers to advancements in mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, big data and IoT — can help drive IT innovation.

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IDC: Canadian business models must shift to reap IoT rewards

ITBusiness.ca  

2016-05-06

Canadian businesses are poised for wider Internet of Things adoption but must reshape parts of their operations to reap the full benefits, according to IDC Canada.

About 45 per cent of all SMEs in Canada have already deployed some form of non-consumer IoT device, IDC’s Nigel Wallis said Thursday during a presentation in Toronto.

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Nest's move to stop supporting Revolv smart hub leaves customers with costly 'brick'

CBC News  online

2016-04-06

Nigel Wallis, an analyst with IDC Canada who specializes in the internet of things, said it would be a shame if the incident makes people shy away from buying connected devices from startups, which he says are producing the most innovative and creative new gadgets right now.

But he acknowledged that incidents like this may make early adopters less enthusiastic about connected devices.

"They've offended the very people they need to be evangelists for the internet of things," he said.

That could also make new customers shy away, especially when it comes to devices such as fridges or cars that are expected to have lifespans for more than a decade, he says.

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Rogers to offer ‘IoT as a Service’ for Canadian businesses

Mobile Syrup  

2016-03-31

“Today just over 45% of Canadian organizations are deploying Internet of Things solutions and we predict the IoT market in Canada to reach a value of $13.5 billion by 2019,” said Nigel Wallis, Research Director at IDC Canada.

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Beyond the smartwatch: Canada finds its place in the Internet of Things

The Globe and Mail  online

2015-05-29

“Canada is actually lagging in IoT growth, behind both the U.S. and Asia-Pacific,” says Nigel Wallis, an IDC Canada Internet of Things analyst. “Everyone wants to be a fast follower, not a leader.”

Mr. Wallis says Canada is among the world leaders in tele-health, which connects remote communities with medical experts at big-city hospitals like Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children or Mount Sinai. GEOTrac and other fleet services have captured about a third of the oil and gas market in Canada. But there are more examples where we lag behind: When it comes to factory automation, Germany, Japan and some parts of the United States are in the lead, and Western Europe is further advanced with intelligent monitoring of emergency response workers.

A recent IDC survey highlighted one of the key issues with IoT: acceptance. Mr. Wallis says about 15 per cent of Canadian executives surveyed understand the case for IoT, and another 20 per cent think it has the potential to transform their entire enterprise. However, 42 per cent remain on the fence, largely because they have no way to calculate return on investment; the solutions are too new or at least new to their industry.

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Event Appearances (10)

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Canadian Economy & Tech Sector?

COVID-19 Impact: Preparing for Recovery in the Canadian Tech Market  Webcast

2020-06-04

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Canadian Economy & Tech Sector?

COVID-19 Impact: What's Next for the Canadian ICT Market?  Webcast

2020-05-06

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Canadian Economy & Tech Sector?

COVID-19 Impact on the Canadian Technology Market  Webcast

2020-04-02

Opening Keynote: Industry Transformation and Future of Work

ET Canada Exchange  Quebec

2019-11-04

General Session Panel: Analyst Summit Wrap-Up & Q&A

ET Canada Exchange  Quebec

2019-11-06

Industry Transformation and the Future of Work

IDC Directions 2019 Canada  Toronto

2019-05-02

Industry Transformation and Automation: Painting the Picture of the Future

IDC Directions Canada 2018  Toronto

2018-04-26

The Internet of Things: Get Ready to Embrace Its Impact on the Digital Economy

IDC Directions & Canadian CIO Symposium  Toronto

2016-05-05

Industrializing IoT: From Concept to Reality

ITAC/IDC Tech Trends: Industrial IoT: Where IT Meets OT  Toronto

2016-01-21

Canadian Realities of The Internet of Things: Defining and Creating New Opportunity

ITAC/IDC Tech Trends: The Internet of Things and the Value of a Highly Connected Economy  Toronto

2014-01-21

Reports (58)

COVID-19 Impact: Canadian Vertical Markets Overview IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-06-15

This IDC Market Presentation examines how varied impact of COVID-19 on Canadian industries. As COVID-19 continues to spread, there have been significant impacts to consumer behavior, product demand, and operational availability. While the crisis is escalating and fluid, and the full effect is unclear, one inevitability is that technology investments will be impacted. Against this backdrop of uncertainty, an assessment of the impact at an industry level can highlight opportunities to mitigate against specific risks and take advantage of potential timely possibilities.

This document includes survey data from Canadian ICT decision makers, new ICT forecast model, and secondary research. The ability to adapt responsively to product, workforce, partner, and operation needs will separate the winners and losers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Impact: Preparing for Recovery in the Canadian Tech Market IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis

2020-06-11

This IDC Market Presentation was originally presented via a web conference on June 4, 2020. With the curve of new COVID-19 cases finally starting to flatten in Canada, the Canadian government is starting to loosen the restrictions on Canadians and get the economy moving again. Some businesses are opening up, while others prepare for the new normal with more employee safety precautions in place. While the Canadian tech market won't rebound quickly, we explore some of the growing markets in the near term.

Key topics to be discussed include how COVID-19 has caused an acceleration of digital transformation investments, including collaboration, cloud, security, IoT, and BDA; growth areas within the Canadian ICT market, including some industry-specific guidance; advice on targeting growth markets in the near term; and support for what Canadian tech companies can do to prepare for the new normal. The guidance covers COVID-19 responses in the context of the future enterprise and key digital agenda items. We have also included other IDC Canada COVID-19 research resources to explore.

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IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2020 IDC

Marcus Torchia, Ashutosh Bisht, Krishna Chinta, Svetlana Khimina, Jonathan Leung, Carrie MacGillivray, Roberto Membrila, Gabriele Roberti, Andrea Siviero, Yuta Torisu, Nigel Wallis

2020-06-03

This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide (IoT SG) taxonomy. This document is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide. Technology suppliers may utilize this forecast structure to help them build an industry-focused outlook to pursue Internet of Things market opportunities. The research methodology used to develop the IoT SG is also referenced.

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COVID-19 Impact: Canadian Retail and Wholesale Market IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-05-29

This IDC Market Presentation examines the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian retail industry. As COVID-19 continues to spread, there have been significant impacts to consumer behavior, product demand, and retail store, factory, and logistics services availability. This document includes survey data from Canadian ICT decision makers, new ICT forecast model, and secondary research. Retail technology investments will continue to reflect digital transformation efforts, as retailers reserve capital for technology investments by reducing spending on store openings and remodels. The ability to adapt responsively to product, workforce, partner, and operation needs will separate the winners and losers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Connectivity Taxonomy, 2020 IDC

Andrea Siviero, Ashutosh Bisht, Carrie MacGillivray, Gabriele Roberti, John Gole, Krishna Chinta, Marcus Torchia, Nigel Wallis, Roberto Membrila, Svetlana Khimina, Yuta Torisu

2020-05-22

This IDC study provides details of the connectivity services and associated technology subsegments based on IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide. This document is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2020 (IDC #US46291215, forthcoming). Technology service and solutions providers may utilize this connectivity structure to help them build an industry-focused outlook to pursue Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities.

"Connectivity is one of the defining technology inclusions of the IoT market. This telecommunications services category lies at the heart of next-generation computing on which advanced analytics and AI, autonomous vehicles, drones, AR/VR, and so much more will rely," said Marcus Torchia, research director, Customer Insights and Analysis group.

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COVID-19 Impact: What's Next for the Canadian Tech Market IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis

2020-05-13

This IDC Market Presentation was originally presented via a web conference on May 6, 2020. It explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian ICT market since our last web conference update on April 2. The presentation addresses our latest economic context and scenario planning for Canada, our latest survey findings on the challenges and DX impacts in Canadian businesses, our updated IT and telecom forecasts and scenarios for ICT spending in Canada, and our essential guidance to tech vendors and buyers. The essential guidance covers COVID-19 responses in the context of the Future Enterprise and key digital agenda items. We have also included other Canadian COVID-19 resources to explore.

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IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the Canadian ICT Market, 2020 and Beyond IDC Canada

Meng Cong, Nigel Wallis, Susan Lu

2020-05-07

This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the Canadian ICT markets in 2020 and beyond. It includes updated assumptions to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy and ICT markets. This information complements published IDC forecast documents for Canada and IDC's global assumptions published in IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the ICT Markets, April 2020 (IDC #US46208220, April 2020).

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The Impact of COVID-19: Canadian Security Solutions Market IDC Canada

Dave Pearson, Kevin Lonergan, Nigel Wallis

2020-04-14

This IDC Market Presentation discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian security market, from macroeconomic, supply, and demand perspectives. It examines the sectors, segments, and industries that are likely to be hardest hit, and what security technologies may be most and least affected by changes in buying patterns in 2020 and beyond.

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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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COVID-19 Impact on the Canadian ICT Market IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Tony Olvet, Meng Cong

2020-04-08

This Market Presentation explores the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Canadian ICT market. The presentation addresses five key questions: What's the economic situation as a result of COVID-19? What are business executives and technology buyers doing in response? How is this impacting IT and telecom market growth forecasts? How are different industries and segments being impacted? And how can tech vendors and service providers approach and respond to customers? The analysis includes scenarios and forecasts for 2020 and 2021 to help vendors and service providers adjust their business forecasts, marketing and sales plans, and client engagements. The presentation also includes preliminary findings from two recent end-user surveys covering the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses.

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Canadian Datacenter Infrastructure Action Item, 2Q20: The Impact of COVID-19 IDC Canada

Dave Pearson, Tarun Bhasin, Yogesh Shivhare, Nigel Wallis

2020-04-08

This IDC Market Presentation discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian infrastructure market from macroeconomic, supply, and demand perspectives. It examines which sectors, segments, and industries are likely to be hardest hit and what technologies may be most and least affected by changes in buying patterns in 2020 and beyond.

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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).

"Canada's legalization of cannabis created a unique opportunity for ICT vendors as a new industry emerged in 2018 with very novel requirements to support its rapid growth. Despite recent issues, IDC expects that the cannabis market will emerge as a sustainable subvertical over the forecast period, rapidly growing from C$137 million in 2018 toward much more," states Nigel Wallis, research VP, IoT and Industries at IDC Canada.

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Canadian Manufacturing ICT Landscape, 2020 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-03-31

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian manufacturing industry. This IDC Market Presentation explores how the manufacturing industries in Canada approach ICT investments in areas such as digital transformation, IoT, data analytics, and cloud.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2019 along with forecast for the 2020–2023 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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IoT in Canada Survey, 2019: Canadian Enterprises and Their IoT Communication Service Provider Choices IDC

Nigel Wallis

2020-03-15

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In summer 2019, IDC surveyed 310 IT decision makers about their organization's IoT deployment plans by industry-specific solution. Those who had already adopted at least one IoT solution were then asked about their choice of communication service provider (CSP) and their choice of connectivity standard for their IoT deployments.

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IoT in Canada Survey, 2019: Learning from Failure IDC

Nigel Wallis

2020-03-15

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In Summer 2019, IDC surveyed 310 IT decision makers about their organization's IoT deployment plans by industry-specific solution. For the first time, we asked those senior IT decision makers about failed deployments as well as adoption plans.

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IDC's Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide Taxonomy, 1H19 IDC

Serena Da Rold, Ruthbea Yesner, Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Gerald Wang, Sharad Kotagi, Nigel Wallis, Meng Cong, Ashutosh Bisht, Akira Muranishi, Julia Neuschmid, Gabriele Roberti, Jan Alexa, Roberto Membrila, Jebin George, Eman Elshewy, Heriberto Roman, Jonathan Leung, Jill Zu, Yumo Yao

2020-02-28

This IDC study is designed as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide and provides a detailed description of the taxonomy, definitions, and methodology supporting IDC's Smart Cities research globally. The approach and structure described provide a framework to better understand Smart City trends and can help both technology suppliers and end-user organizations in planning activities and strategy definition.

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast, 2019–2023 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-12-31

This IDC study provides key considerations for technology suppliers in this evolving and complex market as well as some of the drivers and inhibitors of growth throughout the forecast period. This forecast is created from IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. This iteration includes data presented in IDC's November 2019 Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, where 82 use cases and 20 additional industry-specific "other" use cases were identified and sized across the technology stack, with up-front and recurring spend considered.

"Spending on IoT deployments continues with good momentum and is expected to be $21.8 billion in Canada this year," said Nigel Wallis, vice president, Internet of Things and Industries at IDC Canada. "While organizations are investing in hardware, software, and services to support their IoT initiatives, their next challenge is finding solutions that help them manage, process, and analyze the data being generated from all these connected things."

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Canadian IT Forecast, 2019–2023: By Vertical Market IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-12-31

This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's market size and forecast for the Canadian information technology (IT) market by industry for the 2019–2023 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian IT Forecast, 2018–2022: By Vertical Market (IDC #CA42534218, December 2018). This document includes data on enterprise IT markets including hardware, software, and services — it does not encompass the connectivity market.

"The Canadian IT market is transforming. By 2023, the technology market will have been reshaped by the cumulative and interdependent impact of analytics, cloud computing, social networks, mobility, and emerging tools like artificial intelligence, internet of things, robotics/drones, and 5G," says Nigel Wallis, research vice president, Industry and IoT.

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IoT Maturity in Canada, 2019 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-11-15

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on enterprise plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In summer 2019, IDC surveyed 310 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT deployment plans through exploring the adoption of industry-specific use cases. Using a cluster analysis, IDC Canada created a maturity model to better understand the differences between success and failure in IoT adoption.

"This survey enables organizations to accurately assess their current state and readiness against peer organizations, uncovering gaps and identifying areas in need of improvement," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, IDC Canada's Industries and IoT. "Differences between the maturity stages appear in most regard, but most vividly in the underlying usage of the IoT solution and the degree to which advanced analytics is utilized in conjunction with IoT."

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Cisco Canada Analyst Day 2019: Key Takeaways IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Lars Goransson, Megha Kumar, Nigel Wallis

2019-11-06

This IDC Market Note provides IDC analyst impressions of Cisco Canada's Analyst Day 2019 held in Toronto, Canada, on October 3, 2019. The main theme of the event was innovation, and the event was hosted at Cisco's Toronto Co-Innovation Centre. Cisco Canada's executive leadership outlined how recent acquisitions and product launches fit into its local strategy. They further outlined changes to the go-to-market strategy.

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Market Analysis Perspective: Canadian Internet of Things, 2019 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-06-26

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presentation discusses IDC's insights, data, and forecasts on the technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the Canadian Internet of Things ecosystem.

"While the IoT market is steadily growing, there are significant differences in the Canadian region that vendors need to take into consideration when constructing their communications, marketing, partnering, and channels strategies," according to Nigel Wallis, vice president, IoT and Industries at IDC Canada.

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IDC Market Glance: IoT in Canada, 2Q19 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-06-26

This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the current internet of things (IoT) landscape in Canada, describes the structure and segments of the market, and illustrates the vendors participating in each segment.

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Canadian Manufacturing ICT Landscape, 2019 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang

2019-06-12

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian manufacturing industry. This Presentation explores how the manufacturing industries in Canada approach ICT investments in areas such as digital transformation, IoT, data analytics, and cloud.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2018 along with forecasts for the 2019–2023 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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IDC Survey: Blockchain/DLT Adoption in Canada, 2019 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang

2019-04-26

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on blockchain/distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in Canada. In February 2018 and March 2019, IDC surveyed 204 and 301 respondents, respectively, asking enterprise IT decision makers about their perception and adoption on blockchain/DLT. This data is important for vendors looking to better understand the rapidly evolving Canadian blockchain/DLT landscape.

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Understanding Pilot Purgatory: IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 4Q18 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-04-16

This IDC Survey compares IDC's latest primary research on the challenges facing IoT deployments in Canada and around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2018, IDC surveyed 4,873 respondents across 26 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 194 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

The survey content examines the failure rate of IoT deployments, the challenges to IoT deployments, and the specific issues that pilots and proofs of concepts face nationally and by industry. IoT purchasers and vendors should find this survey useful for planning implementations and evolving their deployment plans.

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IoT Platform Selection and Adoption in Canada: IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 4Q18 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-04-13

This IDC Survey examines IDC's latest primary research on Internet of Things (IoT) platform deployments and considerations, both in Canada and around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2018, IDC surveyed 4,873 respondents across 26 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 194 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

The survey content examines current and future IoT platform adoption, feature consideration, and current IoT platform vendors. It offers a view of Canadian respondents versus their global peers as well as segmentation by company size and industry. IoT platform vendors and partners should find it useful for go-to-market planning, communications campaigns, and partnering/alliances activities.

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IoT and Security in Canada: IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 4Q18 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-04-13

This IDC Survey compares IDC's latest primary research on the issue of IoT-related security in Canada and around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2018, IDC surveyed 4,873 respondents across 26 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 194 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

The survey content examines the challenges facing IoT adopters, which aspects of IoT deployments are most vulnerable, and the relative self-reported IoT security maturity nationally and by industry. IoT vendors should find the survey useful for positioning security and privacy in their go-to-market plans.

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IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the Canadian ICT Market, 2019 and Beyond IDC Canada

Yash Ahuja, Meng Cong, Nigel Wallis

2019-04-18

This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the Canadian ICT markets in 2019 and beyond. This information complements published IDC forecast documents for Canada and IDC's global assumptions published in IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the ICT Markets and Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates, 4Q18 (Apr 2019 | Doc #US43652019).

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IoT Vendor Awareness and Selection Criteria: IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 4Q18 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-04-13

This IDC Survey compares IDC's latest primary research on the issue of IoT-related leadership and selection criteria in Canada and around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2018, IDC surveyed 4,873 respondents across 26 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 194 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

This IDC Survey examines the following perceptions from IoT adopters, comparing Canada against global respondents, by industry and by organization size.

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What's the Status of IoT in Canadian Healthcare, 4Q18? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-04-03

This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the adoption of operational and clinical IoT solutions by Canadian healthcare organizations.

This Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, which was completed in October 2018. The 4,873 survey respondents represented 26 countries across the globe from enterprises with at least 100 employees. Qualified respondents had to be director level or above and had to have direct involvement in IT and/or business decisions at their company. Respondents hailed from seven industry verticals, including financial services, government, health, life science, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, and utilities/energy.

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IDC Market Glance: Connected Banking in Canada, 1Q19 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang, Robert Smythe

2019-03-31

This IDC Market Glance provides IDC Financial Insights' view of connected banking in Canada, illustrating the vendors participating within the structure of banking segments including cloud, IT services, enterprise, data providers, omni-channel, digital banking, payments, onboarding and origination, core banking, enterprise mobility, lending, customer analytics, risk, security and compliance, blockchain and DLT, and corporate banking.

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Who Is paying for Enterprise IoT Solutions in Canada? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-03-26

This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses where the budget comes from for Internet of Things (IoT) adopters in Canada, by industry and around the world.

This Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, which was completed in October 2018. The 4,873 survey respondents represented 26 countries across the globe from enterprises with at least 100 employees.

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How Is Connectivity an IoT Challenge in Canada? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2019-03-26

This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the connectivity challenges faced by Internet of Things (IoT) adopters in Canada and around the world.

This Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, which was completed in October 2018. The 4,873 survey respondents represented 26 countries across the globe from enterprises with at least 100 employees.

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Canadian Insurance ICT Landscape, 2019 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang

2019-03-06

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian insurance industry. This Presentation explores how the insurance industry in Canada approach ICT investments in areas such as digital transformation, blockchain, and cloud.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2017 along with data for the 2018–2022 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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Canadian IT Forecast, 2018–2022: By Vertical Market By: Nigel Wallis IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-12-28

This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's market size and forecast for the Canadian information technology (IT) market by industry for the 2018–2022 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian IT Forecast, 2017–2021: By Vertical Market (IDC #CA41260917, May 2017). This document includes data on enterprise IT markets including hardware, software, and services — it does not encompass the connectivity market.

"The Canadian ICT market is going through a transformation. By 2022, the Canadian technology market will have been reshaped by the cumulative impact of analytics, cloud computing, social networks, and emerging tools like artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, robotics/drones, and quantum computing," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, Industry and IoT.

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast Update, 2018–2022 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-12-21

This IDC study provides key considerations for technology suppliers in this evolving and complex market as well as some of the drivers and inhibitors of growth throughout the forecast period. This forecast is created from IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. This iteration includes data presented in the November 2018 update to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. In the most recent iteration, there were 82 use cases identified and sized across the technology stack, with up-front and recurring spend considered.

"Canadian enterprises are integrating connect solutions into the core of their business processes. The Internet of Things is making a meaningful difference for operational efficiency and corporate competitiveness, both locally and globally. Canadian organizations need to continue to invest in IoT technologies to drive toward digital transformation in the coming years," said Nigel Wallis, vice president, IoT and Industries at IDC Canada.

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Canadian Retail ICT Landscape, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang

2018-12-18

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian retail industry. This Presentation explores how the retail industry in Canada approach ICT investments in areas such as digital transformation, IoT, data analytics, and cloud.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2017 along with forecasts for the 2018–2022 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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What Does USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) Mean for the Canadian ICT Sector? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-10-06

This IDC Market Perspective examines the newly signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and analyses the implications for Canada's ICT sector. The trade pact has specific chapters on digital trade, telecommunications, and intellectual property, as well as a number of highly relevant clauses and annexes sprinkled into other chapters.

"ICT vendors and buyers of technology and digital assets in Canada should be developing plans to ensure they're ready to course correct under the new USMCA trade agreement," says Nigel Wallis, VP, IDC Canada IoT and Industries.

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Internet of Things Buying Journey in Canada, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-09-26

Sep 2018

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2018, IDC surveyed 302 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT buying journey, purchasing models, and vendor partnerships. This data is important for marketing, communications, sales, and partnering executives seeking to better understand the rapidly evolving Canadian IoT landscape.

"Consideration of IoT solutions, from exploration to evaluation to purchase, is made by a lot of different job titles. IoT vendors need to optimize their marketing, communications, and sales channels accordingly," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, Industries and IoT, IDC Canada. "IoT solutions in Canada are mostly bought, and not built. But they are rarely bought from one vendor alone — partnerships are key to succeeding in the IoT sector."

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State of IoT Adoption in Canada, 2018: How IoT Is Used IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-09-24

Sep 2018

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2018, IDC surveyed 302 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT usage and architecture. This data is important for marketing, communications, sales, and partnering executives seeking to better understand the rapidly evolving Canadian IoT landscape.

"A higher proportion of Canadian IoT adopters are now using their connected solutions for real-time decisions and even launching new business models as a result. At the same time, we're seeing a diversity of choices between edge, cloud, and on-premise architectures across industries." — Nigel Wallis, vice president, IDC Canada's Industries and IoT

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Canadian Enterprises' Choice of IoT Communication Service Providers, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-09-21

Sep 2018

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2018, IDC surveyed 302 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT deployment plans by industry-specific solution. Those who had already adopted at least one IoT solution were then asked about their choice of communication service provider for their IoT needs.

This IDC Survey analyzes the communication SP choices nationally and by region, size, industry, and some of the cross-industry use cases. This data is important for marketing, communications, sales, and partnering executives seeking to better understand the rapidly changing IoT landscape in Canada.

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State of IoT Adoption in Canada, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2018-09-18

Sep 2018

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on enterprise plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2018, IDC surveyed 302 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT deployment plans through exploring the adoption of industry-specific use cases. This data is important for marketing, communications, and sales and partnering executives seeking to better understand the rapidly evolving Canadian IoT landscape.

"81% of Canadian medium-sized and large organizations report adopting at least one Internet of Things solution already, up from 70% in 2017 and 52% in 2016. IoT is already present in today's organizations. In fact, those firms that have adopted keep adopting more connected business processes," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, IDC Canada's Industries and IoT.

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Canadian Transportation ICT Landscape, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, John Zhang

2018-09-12

Sep 2018

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian transportation industry. This IDC Market Presentation explores how the air, rail, and trucking sectors in Canada approach ICT investments in areas such as AI, IoT, mobility, and cloud.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2017 along with forecasts for the 2018–2022 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2H17 IDC

Serena Da Rold, Ruthbea Yesner, Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Mark Zannoni, Malini Swamy, Eman Elshewy, Jonathan Leung, Jan Alexa, Nigel Wallis, Meng Cong, Roberto Membrila, Neli Vacheva, Akira Muranishi, Jebin George, Chris Pennell, Andrea Siviero, Gerald Wang, Henry Yan, Eileen Smith

July 2018

This IDC study is designed as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide and provides a detailed description of the taxonomy, definitions, and methodology supporting IDC's Smart Cities research globally. The approach and structure described provide a framework to better understand Smart City trends, and can help both technology suppliers and end-user organizations in planning activities and strategy definition.

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Canadian Software Deployment Model by Industry, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2018

This IDC Market Presentation document explores the state of Canadian enterprise software adoption including deployment by industry. Applications in categories include content, collaboration, ERP and supply chain, CRM, and HCM, while deployment models include software as a service (SaaS), on-premise packaged, and on-premise custom and outsourced.

This Presentation is the fifth in IDC Canada's document series on enterprise software adoption in Canada. Other documents explore top-line adoption, vendor leadership perceptions, deployment model, and adoption by size.

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Canadian Software Deployment Model by Organization Size, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2018

This IDC Market Presentation explores the state of Canadian enterprise software adoption including application and deployment by organizational size. Application categories include content, collaboration, ERP and supply chain, CRM, and HCM, while deployment models include software as a service (SaaS), on-premise packaged, on-premise custom, and outsourced.

This document is the fourth in IDC Canada's series on enterprise software adoption in Canada. Other documents explore top-line adoption, vendor leadership perceptions, deployment models, and adoption by industry.

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Canadian Enterprise Software by Deployment Model, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2018

This IDC Market Presentation document explores the state of Canadian enterprise software adoption in categories including content, collaboration, ERP and supply chain, CRM, and HCM by deployment model including software as a service (SaaS), on-premise packaged, and on-premise custom and outsourced.

This document is the third in IDC Canada's report series on enterprise software adoption in Canada. Other documents explore top-line adoption, vendor leadership perceptions, and adoption by industry and enterprise size.

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Canadian Enterprise Software Adoption by Vertical, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

May 2018

This IDC Market Presentation document explores the state of Canadian enterprise software adoption in categories including content, collaboration, ERP and supply chain, CRM, and HCM by industry. This document outlines current adoption, solution renewal intent, and future adoption intent for 24 different types for software applications, providing commentary on key trends for each category.

This document is the second in IDC Canada's report series on enterprise software adoption in Canada. Other reports explore top-line adoption, vendor leadership perceptions, and adoption by solution deployment models.

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IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 2017: Canadian IoT Vendor Selection Criteria IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Survey examines the selection criteria that matter the most in selecting a vendor, comparing Canadian respondents to their global peers and IT respondents against line-of-business colleagues.

The data is taken from IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, which was fielded in 4Q17. It was completed by IT and line-of-business decision makers in 20 countries and collected 3,665 responses. There are 154 Canadian responses.

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IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the Canadian ICT Market, 2018 and Beyond IDC Canada

Yash Ahuja, Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the Canadian ICT markets in 2018 and beyond. This information complements published IDC forecast documents for Canada and IDC's global assumptions published in IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the ICT Markets and Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates, Version 1, 2018 (forthcoming).

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IoT Decision-Maker Survey, 2017: IoT Leadership in Canada IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Survey examines the following aspects of organizations, comparing Canada against global respondents:

- The relative importance of technologies in the IoT stack
- Perceptions of IoT leadership by vendor

The data is taken from IDC's Global IoT Decision-Maker Survey, which was fielded in 4Q17. It was completed by IT and line-of-business decision makers in 20 countries and collected 3,665 responses. There are 154 Canadian responses.

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Global IoT Decision Maker Survey: IoT Vendor Platforms in Canada, 2018 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Survey compares IDC's latest primary research on enterprise plans for Internet of Things platform (IoTP) deployments and considerations in Canada and the world. In the third and fourth quarters of 2017, IDC surveyed 3,665 respondents across 27 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 154 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

The survey content examines current and future IoTP adoption, feature consideration, and current IoTP vendors. It offers a view of Canadian respondents versus their global peers as well as segmentation by company size and job function. IoTP vendors and partners should find it useful for go-to-market planning and campaigns.

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Blockchain/DLT Adoption in Canada: 2018 Survey Results IDC Canada

Vladyslav Mukherjee, Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Survey explores adoption of blockchain/DLT technologies by Canadian enterprises. This presentation leverages IDC Canada's survey panel of IT and line-of-business (LOB) decision makers to evaluate current adoption of blockchain/DLT (e.g., pilots and production releases), interest in exploring the viability of blockchain/DLT use cases, and general awareness of blockchain/DLT solutions for enterprises. This document includes data by role, sector, vertical, and company size.

This presentation is part of IDC Canada's report series on blockchain/DLT technologies.

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Internet of Things Progress Report, 2017: Canada Versus the World Survey IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

April 2018

This IDC Survey compares IDC's latest primary research on enterprise perceptions of and plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada and the world. In the third and fourth quarters of 2017, IDC surveyed 3,665 respondents across 27 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their IoT deployments. 154 of the respondents were from medium-sized, large, and very large Canadian organizations.

The survey content in this document examines the following aspects of organizations with IoT deployments: success and impact, motivations and challenges, and funding and coordination. It offers a view of Canadian respondents versus their global peers as well as segmentation by company size and job function. IoT vendors should find it useful for go-to-market planning and campaigns, while end-user organizations may use it for benchmarking.

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast, 2018–2021 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

March 2018

This IDC study replaces Canadian Internet of Things Forecast by Industry Update, 2016–2020 (IDC #CA40625416, December 2016). The document provides a detailed IoT market forecast breakdown by technology and industry. It describes the key drivers and market dynamics that characterize each segment.

"Even with growing adoption across enterprise, government, and consumer segments, Canada is still in the early days of the IoT era," says Nigel Wallis, IDC Canada vice president of IoT and Industries. "Canadian organizations will accelerate their adoption of connected solutions as they capitalize on new technologies, from IoT software platforms to cheaper endpoint devices and from the rise of edge computing to new connectivity standards like LPWAN."

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Canadian Enterprise Software Adoption, 2018 IDC Canada

Vladyslav Mukherjee, Nigel Wallis

March 2018

This IDC Survey document explores the state of Canadian enterprise software adoption in categories such as content, communication and collaboration, ERP and supply chain, CRM, and HCM and HR. The document outlines current adoption, solution renewal intent, and future adoption intent for 24 different types for software applications (ranging from team collaboration apps to procurement ERP solutions) and provides commentary on key trends for each software category.

This document includes survey data on vendor shares for current deployments and data on "top of mind" brands for solution renewal and future adoption for the different software categories. Some of the vendors featured in this document are Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle.

This Survey document is the first in IDC Canada's report series on enterprise software adoption in Canada. Future documents will explore adoption by vertical, solution deployment models, and year-over-year trends.

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Blockchain + Distributed Ledger Technology Use Cases by Vertical in Canada and Beyond IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

Feb 2018

This IDC Presentation discusses the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in various industry verticals. It includes vertical-specific proof of concept and "in production" use cases in Canada and around the world.

The document provides a brief introduction to the core features behind blockchain/DLT, such as distributed ledgers, smart contracts, and tokens; an analysis of enterprise applicability; and an outline of some of the challenges in the wider blockchain/DLT marketplace.

The document covers use cases in verticals such as banking, insurance, logistics, and utilities. It also includes a top-line forecast for Canadian spending on blockchain/DLT, as well as guidance for end users and technology vendors.

This document is the first in a series from IDC Canada's vertical markets team covering the growth and development of the Canadian blockchain/DLT marketplace.

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide Taxonomy, 1H17 IDC

Serena Da Rold, Ruthbea Yesner, Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Mark Zannoni, Jan Alexa, Ashutosh Bisht, Nigel Wallis, Andrea Siviero, Jebin George, Eman Elshewy, Neli Vacheva, Roberto Membrila, Jonathan Leung, Meng Cong, Takashi Manabe, Chris Pennell, Gerald Wang, Henry Yan, Eileen Smith

Feb 2018

This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide and all of IDC's Smart Cities research globally. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused organization.

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