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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 (2)

  • Canadian Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends
  • Canadian Vertical Markets

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Education (1)

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

Media Appearances (13)

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.

Nigel Wallis IDC Directions 2016

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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 (4)

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 (55)

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 Internet of Things Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2017: Update IDC

Marcus Torchia, Monika Kumar, Carrie MacGillivray, Andrea Siviero, Nigel Wallis, Milan Kalal, Roberto Membrila, Ashutosh Bisht, Antonio Liu

December 2017

This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide taxonomy. This document is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 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 (IoT) market opportunities. The research methodology used to develop the Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is also referenced.

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Canadian 2017 Provincial Government ICT Landscape IDC Canada

Vladyslav Mukherjee, Nigel Wallis

December 2017

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian provincial government sector. It explores how provincial governments across Canada approach issues such as digital service provision, IT infrastructure, IT governance, security, digital identity services, and mobility solutions. The Presentation includes an overview of various government ICT initiatives and a brief evaluation of institutional maturity in various technology domains.

This IDC Market Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2016 along with forecasts for the 2017–2021 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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Canadian 2017 Banking ICT Landscape IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

December 2017

This IDC Market Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian banking sector. This document explores how Schedule 1 banks across Canada approach issues such as customer experience, cloud computing, outsourcing, core banking replacement, and fintech. The Presentation includes an overview of various banking ICT initiatives.

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2016 along with forecasts for the 2017–2021 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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Canadian Consumer Connected Mobility and Connected Home Devices Install Base Forecast, 2017–2021 IDC Canada

Manish Nargas, Emily Taylor, Nigel Wallis

October 2017

This IDC study examines the active consumer install base for connected mobility and connected home devices in Canada for 2017–2021 and addresses the current state of this market in Canada.
"As more connected home technologies from science fiction of yesteryear become todays reality, IDC Canada believes that, in the short term, Canadian consumers will be drawn to certain 'connected' devices in the hope to solve siloed needs and wants. If connected devices are managed and marketed smartly and strategically, hardware and software vendors as well as communication service providers (CSPs) stand to benefit as we expect the number of devices in the home to increase," say Manish Nargas, analyst for Consumer Services and Mobility, and Emily Taylor, senior analyst for Consumer Services and Mobility. "While whole home IoT may remain be a utopian dream, IDC Canada believes that the number of consumer connected devices in the home will grow by almost 60% by 2021."

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast, 2017–2021 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

October 2017

This IDC study replaces Canadian Internet of Things Forecast, 2016-2020 (IDC #CA40625016, August 2016) and provides a detailed IoT market forecast breakdown by technology, industry, and geography. It describes the key drivers and market dynamics that characterize each segment.
"IDC continues to track the IoT market very closely and provides a realistic perspective of where market growth will happen by approaching the market sizing with a use-case approach," says Nigel Wallis, research director, Vertical Markets and IoT. "IoT deployments are acting as the flywheel to drive digital transformation in Canadian organizations. We are witnessing the Internet of Things market emerge as organizations increasingly make strategic decisions to invest in a connected strategy to drive efficiencies, better decision making, or competitive advantage."

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Canadian 2017 Utilities ICT Landscape IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

August 2017

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian utilities sector. This Presentation draws on IDC's vertical markets research, financial statements from various Canadian utilities, government documents, and IDC's expertise in various technology segments to outline how the structural evolution of utility markets will impact ICT spend in this sector.

"Utilities are a heavily regulated industry that places value on stability and planning; the trajectory of the sector's ICT spend forecast reflects this. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunities in Canadian utilities will grow from $1.84 billion in 2016 to $1.97 billion in 2021 for a compounded annual growth rate of 1.4%. The relatively modest growth rate in ICT spend should not distract from opportunities in areas such as customer experience (CX), internet of things (IoT), enterprise mobility, cloud, and enterprise software." — Nigel Wallis, IDC Canada research vice president of Industries

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2016 along with forecasts for the 2016–2021 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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ICT in the Professional Services Vertical Market: Canadian 2017 Landscape IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

August 2017

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the professional services sector in Canada. This presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, the presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.

"The Canadian professional services sector is an attractive target for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity in the broader business services sector will expand to $14.3 billion in 2021 from $12.3 billion in 2016 — at a compound annual growth rate of 3.1%. Professional services, including accounting, legal services, engineering, and marketing and public relations, make up almost 60% of that business services spend and is growing at a 3.7% compound annual growth rate." — Nigel Wallis, vice president, Industry and IoT, at IDC Canada

This presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2016 along with forecasts for 2017–2021, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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Do Faster Growing Firms Adopt IoT in Canada? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

July 2017

This IDC Survey Spotlight uses a cross tabulation to examine the correlation between two important questions in IDC's Canada's IT Advisory Panel (ITAP) n5, 2017 survey:

At what stage is your organization today in the deployment of the following Internet of Things initiatives (select from industry-specific list)?
How do you expect your total revenue to change in 2017 from 2016?
While keeping in mind the difference between correlation and causation, this Survey Spotlight shows the positive relationship between organizational revenue growth and IoT adoption.

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Canadian Enterprises' Choice of Communication Service Providers for IoT IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2017

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2017, IDC surveyed 312 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 (CSP) for their IoT needs.

This IDC Survey analyzes the CSP choices nationally and by region, size, and industry. This data is important for marketing and sales executives seeking to better understand the rapidly IoT landscape in Canada.

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State of IoT Adoption in Canada: IT Executive Panel, 2017 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2017

This IDC Presentation analyzes IDC's latest primary research on enterprise plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June 2017, IDC surveyed 312 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT deployment plans by industry-specific solution.

This survey analyzes the adoption drivers and challenges for IoT solutions. Other topics surveyed included data processing architecture choices and impact on business. This data is important for marketing and sales executives seeking to better understand the rapidly IoT landscape in Canada.

"70% of Canadian medium-sized and large organizations report adopting at least one Internet of Things solution already. This indicates how the IoT market is rapidly being integrated into today's businesses," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, IDC Canada's Industries and IoT.

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Cisco's IoT World Forum Lays Groundwork for IoT at Cisco Live IDC

Carrie MacGillivray, Romain Fouchereau, Milan Kalal, Andrea Siviero, Shaily Shah, Vernon Turner, Nigel Wallis

June 2017

This IDC Market Note discusses IDC's global IoT team's impressions from Cisco's IoT World Forum held in London, United Kingdom, in late May 2017.

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Targeting the Holdouts: Understanding IoT Non-Adoption in Canada IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2017

This IDC Survey analyzes IDC's latest primary research on enterprise plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada. In June of 2017, IDC surveyed 312 respondents asking enterprise IT decision makers about their IoT deployment plans by industry-specific solution.

This Survey analyzes the inhibitors to adoption by the non-adopters. It also asks about what benefits would be required to drive adoption and which solutions would be most likely to be adopted in this segment. This data is important for marketing and sales executives seeking to better understand the rapidly evolving IoT landscape in Canada.

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What Are the Preferred Connectivity Options for Canadian IoT Projects (2017)? IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

June 2017

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC's Canada's IT Advisory Panel (ITAP) n5, 2017 survey: What types of connection does your IoT solution use?

It analyzes the choices that Canadian IoT adopters have made with regard to their connectivity preferences in order to consider the options that CSPs and LPWAN providers may have to make in the coming years.

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Canadian Manufacturing Landscape, 2017 IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee

June 2017

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the Canadian manufacturing sector. The Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, this Presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.

"The Canadian manufacturing sector is an attractive target for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $6. 8 billion in 2021 from $6.1 billion in 2016 — at a compound annual growth rate of 2.2%. The process manufacturing sector accounts for 55% of the industry's spend, while the discrete manufacturing sector is growing slightly faster at 2.3%." — Nigel Wallis, IDC Canada research vice president of Industries

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2016 along with forecasts for the 2016–2021 period, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2017 IDC

Marcus Torchia, Monika Kumar, Carrie MacGillivray, Vernon Turner, Andrea Siviero, Nigel Wallis, Milan Kalal, Yuta Torisu, Roberto Membrila, Ashutosh Bisht

May 2017

This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide taxonomy. This document is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 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 (IoT) market opportunities. The research methodology used to develop the Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is also referenced.

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Canadian IT Forecast, 2017–2021: By Vertical Market IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

May 2017

This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's market size and forecast for the Canadian information technology (IT) market by industry for the 2017–2021 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian IT Forecast, 2016–2020: By Vertical Market (IDC #CA40626216, October 2016).

"The Canadian ICT market is going through a transformation. By 2021, the Canadian technology market will look very different than it does today, reflecting the macroeconomic shifts under way in society at large," says Nigel Wallis, vice president, Industry and IoT.

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IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the Canadian ICT Market, 2017 and Beyond IDC Canada

April 2017

This IDC Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the Canadian ICT markets in 2017 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, 2017 (IDC #US42418817, March 2017).

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SAS Inside Intelligence Analyst Conference 2017: Canadian Highlights on Growth and Investment IDC Canada

April 2017

This IDC Market Note offers a Canadian view of the highlights from the annual SAS Inside Intelligence analyst conference 2017. Spanning two and a half days, the conference offered a range of formal presentations, one-on-one analyst/executive sessions, a variety of product demonstrations, and informal opportunities for connections with SAS executives and SAS customers.

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Canadian Retail ICT Landscape, 2017 IDC Canada

March 2017

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the retail sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, the Presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.

"The Canadian retail sector is an attractive target for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $3.78 billion in 2020 from $3.4 billion in 2016 — at a compound annual growth rate of 2.6%." — Nigel Wallis, vice president at IDC Canada

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2015 along with forecasts for 2016–2020, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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What IoT Projects Are Seeing Investment from Canadian Utilities? IDC Canada

March 2017

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC's 2016 Canadian Functional Line of Business Survey: "Which of the following will be your functional area's top 2 functional areas of IoT investment in the next 12–24 months?" and analyzes current IoT investments by Canadian utilities.

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What IoT Projects Are Seeing Investment from Canadian Healthcare? IDC Canada

February 2017

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC's 2016 Canadian Functional Line of Business Survey: "Which of the following will be your functional area's top 2 functional areas of IoT investment in the next 12–24 months?" and analyzes current IoT investments by Canadian healthcare organizations.

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Worldwide IoT Spending Guide Review IDC

January 2017

This IDC Web Conference provides a global market view of the Internet of Things (IoT) through 2020. Few growth markets give enterprises and consumers an ability to create, innovate, and problem solve through technology like the Internet of Things. With IoT technology adoption underway from developing new management systems to leveraging historical operational data, we provide a global market view of the Internet of Things through 2020 and review the 2016 Worldwide Semiannual IoT Spending Guide.

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Who Is Paying for IoT Deployments in Canada: Business or IT? IDC Canada

January 2017

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC's 2016 Canadian Functional Line of Business Survey: "How would you classify the majority of these expenditures your functional area and the IT department will spend on IoT for your functional area". This document illustrates the clout of the functional business department in driving IoT investments across Canada.

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What IoT Projects Are Seeing Investment from Canadian Retailers? IDC Canada

January 2016

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC's 2016 Canadian Functional Line of Business Survey: "Which of the following will be your functional area's top 2 functional areas of IoT investment in the next 12–24 months?" and analyzes current IoT investments by Canadian retailers.

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The Trump Administration and Canadian ICT: Key Issues to Watch and Considerations for ICT Sector Stakeholders IDC Canada

Dec 2016

This IDC Insight is intended to provide some observations and considerations of president-elect Donald J. Trump's administration on the Canadian ICT sector. Given the unpredictability of the situation, IDC is not making any definitive forecasts but rather offering viewpoints of what to look for in the next several months, and the potential impacts. The insights are intended for ICT vendors and anyone with an interest in telecom and internet policy, technology trade, innovation, R&D, outsourcing, and IT talent management.

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Oil Price Crunch: What Did the Alberta Energy Sector Choose to Do About ICT? IDC Canada

December 2016

This IDC Presentation provides a snapshot highlighting the impact on the Canadian oil and gas sector. It combines a general overview of the issue, revisions to IDC Canada's ICT forecast, and new survey findings from Alberta-based energy-related IT executives.

It follows up on the three earlier Presentations on the Canadian oil and gas sector from CY 1Q16:

- Oil Price Crunch: How Will the Canadian Energy ICT Market Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? (IDC #CA41032416, February 2016)
- Oil Price Crunch: How Should Canadian CIOs Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? (IDC #CA41042516, February 2016)
- Oil Price Crunch: How Should Canadian ICT Vendors Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? (IDC #CA41042416, February 2016)

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast by Industry Update, 2016–2020 IDC Canada

Dec 2016

This IDC study provides an update to IDC's Canadian IoT market outlook. The document highlights 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, November 2016.

"IDC continues to track the IoT market very closely and provides a realistic perspective of where market growth will happen by approaching the market sizing with a use case approach," says Nigel Wallis, research director, Vertical Markets and IoT. "As we near the end of 2016, IoT deployments are acting as the flywheel to drive digital transformation in Canadian organizations."

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2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey: Canadian Results IDC Canada

December 2016

This IDC Presentation compares IDC's latest primary research on enterprise perceptions and plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Canada and the world. In late summer of 2016, IDC surveyed 4,500 respondents across 27 countries worldwide asking enterprise IT and business decision makers about their perception of IoT as well as their early deployments or plans for deployment.

This Presentation analyzes the plans, interests, and decision criteria for IoT solutions by enterprises Canadian, North American, and worldwide. Topics surveyed included topics such as awareness of IoT, importance of IoT, and concerns around data, cloud, and standards, as well as vendor selection criteria and perceptions.

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Canadian 2016 Healthcare ICT Landscape IDC Canada

December 2016

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the healthcare sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, the Presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.

"The Canadian healthcare sector is an attractive target for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $3.6 billion in 2020 from $3.2 billion in 2016 — at a compound annual growth rate of 2.4%." — Nigel Wallis, vice president at IDC Canada.

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2015 along with forecasts for 2016–2020, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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Canadian 2016 Financial Services ICT Landscape IDC Canada

December 2016

This IDC Presentation offers an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the financial services sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, the Presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.

"The Canadian financial services sector is one of the most attractive targets for ICT vendors of all stripes. It is substantial and relatively fast growing. Indeed, while the financial sector is nearly 7% of Canada's GDP in 2015, it accounted for nearly 14% of ICT spending. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $15.5 billion in 2020 from $13.2 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 3.2%. Banks are the largest segment of the industry, making up 60% of the ICT spend from financial services firms." — Nigel Wallis, vice president at IDC Canada.

This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2015 along with forecasts for 2016–2020, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.

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State of Internet of Things Adoption in Canada: IT Decision Maker Panel, 2016 IDC Canada

November 2016

This IDC Insight examines the use and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies by company size and industry. The document also looks at key drivers, challenges, and inhibitors, including by IoT solution type. For the purposes of this document, IDC defines the Internet of Things as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints (or things) that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity — be it locally or globally.

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What Are the Preferred Connectivity Options for Canadian IoT Projects? IDC Canada

November 2016

This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from a key question in IDC Canada's 2016 IT Advisory Panel N5 survey: What type(s) of connection does your IoT solution use? It analyzes the choices that Canadian IoT adopters have made with regard to their connectivity preferences in order to consider the options that CSPs and LPWAN providers may have to make in the coming years.

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Canadian IT Forecast, 2016–2020: By Vertical Market IDC Canada

October 2016

This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's forecast for the Canadian information and technology (IT) market by industry for the 2016–2020 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian IT 2015–2019 Forecast by Vertical Market (IDC #CA5VM15, August 2015).

"The Canadian ICT market is going through a transformation. By 2020, the end of our current forecast period, the Canadian market will look very different than it does today," says Nigel Wallis, research VP, IoT & Vertical Markets.

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Canadian Internet of Things Forecast, 2016-2020 IDC Canada

Aug 2016

This IDC study provides an update to IDC's Canadian IoT market outlook. The document highlights 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, May 2016, and includes data represented in it.

"IDC continues to track the IoT market very closely and provides a realistic perspective of where market growth will happen by approaching the market sizing with a use-case approach," says Nigel Wallis, research director, Vertical Markets and IoT. "As we approach the midpoint of 2016, real-life deployments are taking place and organizations are beginning to experience digital transformation, with IoT as a key enabler."

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

July 2016

This IDC Presentation provides an overview of the key trends in the Canadian Internet of Things sector. The world of connected devices only gets more exciting and complex as industries continue to explore connectivity in consumer, enterprise, and industrial settings. Get an update on where we stand in Canada and how to stay competitive in the digital economy.

This research was originally presented at IDC Canada's annual Directions conference in May 2016.

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2016 IDC

June 2016

This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused outlook to pursue Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities.

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Worldwide Internet of Things Forecast Update, 2016–2020 IDC Canada

May 2016

This IDC study provides an update to IDC's worldwide IoT market outlook at a regional and technology level. It provides forecasts on the installed base by region as well as spend projections from both a regional and a technology split perspective. The document also highlights 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 Internet of Things Spending Guide, which is updated semiannually. This iteration included data represented in the May 2016 Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide.

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Industrializing IoT: From Concept to Reality IDC Presentation

March 2016

This IDC Presentation explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from a business buzzword to new business offerings. The content was originally presented at an IDC Canada event held on January 21, 2016, called Industrial IoT: Where OT meets IT. This presentation focuses on the industrialization of IoT — specifically how organizations are blending operational technology (OT) with IT solutions to improve offerings, decrease costs, and enhance business process efficiencies. This presentation reviews the drivers of industrial IoT, the challenges businesses are facing implementing IoT solutions, and how businesses are managing this new ecosystem. It examines the road map for IoT for Canada over the next five years and the most important use cases driving adoption.

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

February 2016

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

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

As a result, IDC Canada has lowered our expectations for the oil and gas and Alberta ICT markets for 2016 and through the forecast cycle. This Presentation outlines the most likely scenario for the following sectors:

-Client devices: Personal computers, mobile phones, tablets
-Infrastructure hardware: Servers, storage, network equipment, printers
-IT services: Consulting and integration, outsourcing, training and support
-Communications

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

February 2016

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

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

-Client devices such as PCs, tablets, and mobile phones
-Infrastructure hardware including servers, storage, network equipment, and printers
-Software including applications, development, and deployment as well as systems infrastructure
-Services including outsourcing, support, training, and professional services
-Communication service providers

The market has changed, and successful account management needs to embrace this to succeed in this tougher landscape.

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Oil Price Crunch: How Should Canadian CIOs Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? IDC Canada

February 2016

This IDC Presentation offers guidance to CIO and other IT decision makers on surviving in the downside of the commodity cycle — how to make good choices after the bubble burst. This Presentation is a follow-up to IDC Canada's recently published Oil Price Crunch: How Will the Canadian Energy ICT Market Respond to "Lower for Longer" Oil Prices? (IDC #CA41032416, forthcoming).

This Presentation contains three components. First, it recaps the economic environment that we're now confronted with. Second, it provides short-term, medium-term and long-term guidance by hardware, software, services, communications, and internal staffing. The final section notes IDC Canada's advice for "what to do and what not to do" in this crisis.

The market has changed, and successful CIOs need to embrace this fact to succeed in this tougher landscape.

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The Connected Car: Perspectives from Canadian Consumers IDC Presentation

February 2016

This IDC Presentation provides an analysis of Canadian consumer perspectives on current connected car technologies. Specifically, it offers background information and current adoption of connected car communication and entertainment technologies and an overview of the potential opportunity for these technologies in Canada. This Presentation provides a deep dive into IDC Canada's consumer survey data outlining future interest, including:

-GPS, mapping, and controlling vehicle functions remotely
-Cellular WiFi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and usage-based insurance (UBI)
-Controlling home IoT from vehicles and auto pay of tolls or drive-in purchases

This Presentation is designed to provide insight into the consumer mindset around current and future adoption of connected car technologies for stakeholders in the connected car market in Canada, including OEMs and communication service providers.

"Connected car communication and entertainment technologies are nascent in Canada," says Emily Taylor, senior analyst, Consumer and Mobile Research at IDC Canada. "To help increase adoption, affordability, value proposition, and ability to integrate into currently 'unconnected' vehicles will be important."

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