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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

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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 Canada: Future of Industry Ecosystems 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

Spotlight

Associated IDC Services (4)

  • Canada: Future of Industry Ecosystems
  • Canadian Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends
  • Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide: Canada Region
  • Canadian ICT Executive: Digital Transformation Strategies

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Education (1)

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

Media Appearances (31)

Loop Insights Launches Second Product Into TELUS IoT Marketplace For National Sales and ...

Associated Press  

2020-12-03

Nigel Wallis, Vice President, Internet of Things and Industries at IDC Canada stated, “In Canada alone, IDC anticipates that the total IoT market will grow To $21.8 billion in 2023. 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.” SOURCE: https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CA43807919

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IDC Canada survey: Digital thermometer checkpoints more popular than contact tracing among businesses

ITWC  

2020-09-30

A sudden rise in infection rates across Canada – but mainly in Ontario – has forced businesses to rethink their plans to return to the office, and according to IDC Canada’s Nigel Wallis, most businesses are opting for “coronavirus theatre,” prioritizing digital thermometer checkpoints instead of employee contact tracing or smartphone proximity solutions.

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Mastercard Study Shows COVID-19 a Catalyst for Digital B2B Payments Adoption

Mobile World  

2020-09-11

“IDC research shows that consumers have reduced their use of physical currency to half of what it was before the pandemic, as they increasingly look towards contactless forms of commerce, whether e-commerce, local delivery, and/or “buy online and pickup in-store” (BOPIS),” said Nigel Wallis, IDC research vice president. “At the same time, the business world is jumping into the Next Normal by embracing digital payments and e-commerce in their existing B2B workflows, as well as expanding into direct to consumer (D2C) channels. In IDC’s view, these aren’t temporary changes, this is the evolution of business going forward.”

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC DRIVING B2B DIGITAL PAYMENT ADOPTION IN THE U.S. AND CANADA: MASTERCARD STUDY

Payment Facilitator  

2020-08-29

IDC research shows that consumers have reduced their use of physical currency to half of what it was before the pandemic, as they increasingly look towards contactless forms of commerce, whether e-commerce, local delivery, and/or ‘buy online and pickup in-store’ (BOPIS),” the press release quoted Nigel Wallis, IDC research vice president, as saying. “At the same time, the business world is jumping into the Next Normal by embracing digital payments and e-commerce in their existing B2B workflows, as well as expanding into direct to consumer (D2C) channels. In IDC’s view, these aren’t temporary changes, this is the evolution of business going forward.”

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Mastercard Study Shows COVID-19 a Catalyst for Digital B2B Payments Adoption

Financial Post  

2020-08-25

“IDC research shows that consumers have reduced their use of physical currency to half of what it was before the pandemic, as they increasingly look towards contactless forms of commerce, whether e-commerce, local delivery, and/or ‘buy online and pickup in-store’ (BOPIS),” said Nigel Wallis, IDC research vice president. “At the same time, the business world is jumping into the Next Normal by embracing digital payments and e-commerce in their existing B2B workflows, as well as expanding into direct to consumer (D2C) channels. In IDC’s view, these aren’t temporary changes, this is the evolution of business going forward.”

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.

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

IT World Canada  

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

IT Business  

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 (14)

Panelist | CIO Best Practices Panel Discussion

IDC CIO Panel Series: Accelerate & Simplify Your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey  Zoom Webinar

2021-06-16

Industry Transformation in Canada

IDC CIO Panel Series: Accelerate & Simplify Your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey  Zoom Webinar

2021-06-16

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

Canadian Tech Market Update: 2021 Outlook  Webcast

2021-02-10

How is COVID-19 Impacting Canadian Organizations?

The Road to Recovery and the Future Enterprise in Canada  Webcast

2020-09-23

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 (33)

IoT Adoption in Canada, 2021 Survey

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2021-07-06

This IDC Survey examines the adoption status of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions among organizations of all sizes in Canada. It provides insights to the IoT vendor ecosystem to better understand the relative maturity by solution and by industry, enabling more precise marketing, communications, and sales. The analysis encourages Canadian businesses to benchmark their progress against their local industry peer group.

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IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the Canadian ICT Market, April 2021

IDC Canada

Meng Cong, Nigel Wallis, Nikhil Anand

2021-04-15

This IDC Market Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the Canadian ICT markets in 2021 and beyond. It includes updated assumptions to reflect the impact of the 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 2021 (forthcoming).

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IDC Survey: Canadian Organizations on the Road to Recovery Revisited

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis, Tony Olvet, Dave Pearson

2021-03-10

This IDC Survey examines the current and future state of Canadian organizations and their response to the COVID-19 crisis. IDC has developed a five-stage model of the COVID-19 road to recovery. It provides useful guidance to business and IT leaders a way to look ahead and refine their approach to thrive in the digital economy post-pandemic. In late January and early February 2021, as part of IDC Canada's Business and IT Advisory Panel, we surveyed decision makers at 498 Canadian organizations to better understand where organizations were on the road to recovery. This document explores the responses by organization size, industry, region, and past revenue growth in order to provide guidance to decision makers about how to benchmark their peers and prospects during this volatile pandemic.

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Did Canadian Organizations Use IoT Against COVID-19 in the Workplace?

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2021-03-09

This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the use of IoT solutions to help against COVID-19 by Canadian enterprises. It indicates which segments were most and least likely to be using IoT in this struggle, including by industries and organization sizes.

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How Did and Will COVID-19 Affect Canadian Investments in IoT?

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2021-03-08

This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian enterprise IoT budgets for 2020 and 2021. It indicates which segments raised and lowered their IoT spending, with a particular focus on industries.

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Canadian Tech Market Update: 2021 Outlook

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis, Meng Cong

2021-02-16

This IDC Market Presentation explores IDC Canada's Canadian Tech Market Update for 2021 and was originally presented as a web conference on February 10, 2021. During the webinar, IDC's research experts, Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis, and Meng Cong, examine the following through the lens of the "future enterprise": - How the pandemic situation is evolving for Canadian businesses, and what this means for technology priorities? - What signals IDC will be monitoring as we look toward at a post-pandemic economic recovery? - How digital technologies help businesses address changing customer needs and be more resilient? - Where Canadian organizations are along IDC's Road to Recovery model? Readers will see how Canadian businesses are evolving during the pandemic and what this means for technology priorities. Technology suppliers will learn how IT budgets are shifting among Canadian organizations and the resulting impact on buying criteria. Download the presentation to view speaker notes for each slide, which provide valuable context for clients. The webinar replay is also available.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2021 Predictions — Canada Implications

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-12-31

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of the 2021 Smart Cities and communities worldwide predictions. These predictions reflect IDC's vision for the 10 most important trends in this market over the next 60 months (through 2026). Each prediction is presented based on timeline projection, cost/complexity assessment, and organizational impacts on the mainstream market. This IDC FutureScape also contains regional forward perspectives and implications of the 10 prediction statements. Both IT and business effects are included to give a cross-functional understanding of the tech buyer marketplace.

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Canadian ICT Forecast, 2020–2024

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Meng Cong, Nigel Wallis, Lawrence Surtees

2020-12-31

This IDC study outlines IDC Canada's forecast for the Canadian information and communication technology (ICT) market for the 2020–2024 period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian ICT Forecast, 2019–2023 (IDC #CA43803519, September 2019). "The Canadian ICT market grew a healthy 3.5% in 2019 as economic conditions and the continued shift to 3rd Platform technologies buoyed the market. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, turning the economy and the tech sector down a different path. As a result, Canadian ICT spending is expected to decline 1.8% in 2020. However, with the outlook for mass global and Canadian vaccination programs looking promising in the first half of 2021, IDC forecasts a return to growth. By 2024, the end of our current forecast period, ICT spending will reach C$122 billion. This will be dominated by cloud-enabled infrastructure and new digital services, as well as the emergence of mainstream AI, automation solutions, and 5G services, making the Canadian market look very different than it does today with vendors pursuing the expanded market opportunity in adjacent segments," says Tony Olvet, group vice president, Research at IDC Canada.

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

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Nigel Wallis

2020-11-04

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

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What Metrics Are Used to Measure the Success of Canadian IoT Projects, and How Do They Vary by Segment?

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-10-28

This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes which metrics are used to measure the success of Canadian IoT projects. Please note that this data is from late 2019 and predates the COVID-19 pandemic. IDC believes that it is still useful to understand the baseline of where Canadian organizations were with their IoT deployments at that time, but readers should understand the differences in circumstances from then to now. As Peter Drucker once said, "What gets measured gets managed." Organizations want to understand whether their investments of money and time are working. In the case of IoT, the possible range of metrics is only really limited by imagination given the diversity of possible use case deployments — but our survey data shows that Canadian organizations focus on efficiency, savings, and ROI when investing in IoT.

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State of IoT Data and Analytics in Canada, 2019

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-10-28

This IDC Survey examines the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, the role of analytics, and the use of edge, cloud, and centralized data architectures among medium-sized and large organizations in Canada. It provides insights to the IoT vendor ecosystem to better understand the relative maturity by solution and by industry, enabling more precise marketing, communications, and sales. The analysis encourages Canadian businesses to benchmark their progress against their local industry peer group.

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State of IoT Adoption in Canada, 2019

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-10-28

This IDC Survey examines the adoption status of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions among medium-sized and large organizations in Canada. It provides insights to the IoT vendor ecosystem to better understand the relative maturity by solution and by industry, enabling more precise marketing, communications, and sales. The analysis encourages Canadian businesses to benchmark their progress against their local industry peer group. Please note that this data is from late 2019 and predates the COVID-19 pandemic. IDC believes that it is still useful to understand the baseline of where Canadian organizations both public and private were with IoT at that time, but readers should understand the differences in circumstances between then and now.

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How Are Canadian Firms Deploying Tech Against COVID-19?

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-10-28

This IDC Market Presentation examines the current state of Canadian enterprise adoption of connected solutions as well as provides examples of deployments. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for everyone. Businesses are no exception. Leveraging the use of connected solutions and IoT technology can help businesses transition to the "next normal" smoothly and efficiently.

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Canadian IoT and Security, 2019

IDC Canada

Nigel Wallis

2020-10-28

This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes which IoT vulnerabilities most concern Canadian midsize and large enterprises. Please note that this data is from late 2019 and predates the COVID-19 pandemic. IDC believes that it is still useful to understand the baseline of where Canadian organizations were with their IoT deployments at that time, but readers should understand the differences in circumstances from then to now. The prevailing view of Canadian IT decision makers is that users are the biggest security risk in their IoT deployments, closely followed by endpoints and networks. There are significant variations by segment — whether industry, organizational size, or IoT maturity.

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The Road to Recovery and the Future Enterprise in Canada

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis

2020-09-30

This IDC Market Presentation was originally presented via a web conference on September 23, 2020. The economic and societal impact of COVID-19 on Canada has been significant. Businesses are looking for a path forward with rising expectations for an economic recovery, and technology vendors are looking to provide guidance and solutions. As the pandemic situation evolves and organizations move toward recovery, their business focus will shift along with their technology investment priorities. This guidance covers COVID-19 responses in the context of the future enterprise and key digital agenda items such as: - How the pandemic situation is evolving for Canadian businesses - Where Canadian organizations are along the five stages of IDC's Road to Recovery model - What industry sectors, regions, and size of business are impacted the most in Canada - How digital technologies bring new capabilities to business and create the conditions for growth and the future enterprise - What the tech market forecast looks like for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 in Canada.

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IDC's Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2020: Release Version 1, 2020

IDC

Serena Da Rold, Ruthbea Yesner, Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Gerald Wang, Sharad Kotagi, Ashutosh Bisht, Meng Cong, Nigel Wallis, Akira Muranishi, Jonathan Leung, Eman Elshewy, Jebin George, Massimiliano Claps, Svetlana Khimina, Gabriele Roberti, Curt Savoie, Roberto Membrila, Heriberto Roman

2020-09-16

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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IDC Survey: Canadian Organizations on the Road to Recovery

IDC Canada

Tony Olvet, Nigel Wallis, Dave Pearson, Patty Bu

2020-08-20

This IDC Survey examines the current and future state of Canadian organizations and their response to the COVID-19 crisis. IDC has developed a five-stage model of the COVID-19 Road to Recovery. It provides useful guidance to business and IT leaders a way to look ahead and refine their approach to thrive in the digital economy post pandemic. In late July 2020, as part of IDC Canada's Business and IT Advisory Panel, we surveyed decision makers at 502 Canadian organizations to better understand where organizations were on the road to recovery. This document explores the responses by organization size, industry, and region in order to provide guidance to decision makers about how to benchmark their peers and prospects during this volatile pandemic.

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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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