Tarun Bhasin is Research Director, Datacentre Infrastructure for the Infrastructure & Cloud Solutions research team. In his role he provides market share, market sizing and segmentation analysis and identifies and analyzes market trends, vendor strategies, customer behavior, and technologies affecting the server market in Canada.
In addition, Tarun is also the regional lead for the Quarterly Server Tracker, the Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker and the Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. IDC quarterly trackers are the premier tool for analyzing, measuring and forecasting various product markets, with the most accurate and timely information on changes, trends, and activities impacting the market.
Tarun also supports his clients through custom research and consulting projects.
Prior to joining IDC Canada, Tarun Bhasin spent over 4 years as a Senior Product Manager with a leading Canadian manufacturer of technology products. Tarun has also spent 3 years working in various sales and operation roles for a consumer bank in India. Tarun has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) with Honors from the University of Delhi, India.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Associated IDC Services (3)
- Quarterly Server Tracker - Canada Region
- Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker - Canada Region
- Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker - Canada Region
University of Western Ontario: M.B.A., Business
University of Delhi: B.A., Economics
Media Appearances (2)
IDC Canada Releases 7 New Forecasts for Canadian ICT Market: Many Markets Exceed Expectations in 2017, as the Canadian Economy and the Race Toward Digital Transformation Encourage ICT Spending
IDC Canada releases 7 new forecast documents, including Canadian Server Forecast, 2018-2022 (IDC#CA42531418). Tarun Bhasin provides comments on this forecast.
Canadian firms not rushing to leave Windows Server 2003
IT World Canada
Canadian companies have become too “comfortable” with Windows Sever 2003 and are not likely to migrate to a newer system in the short term despite the looming deadline for Microsoft Corp.’s support for the server operating system, according to analyst firm IDC Canada. Microsoft is ending support for WS 2003 on July 14 this year. A number of analysts believe this leaves organizations that have yet to map out their migration paths very little time to figure out the complexities of updating machines to the newer Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 or more the cloud. Microsoft estimates the server migration process will take at least 200 days and application migration will take more than 300 days. Research figures from IDC Canada indicate that approximately 70 per cent or large firms and 60 per cent of medium sized firms in the country still have some instances of WS 2003 installed.