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Vijay Kumar - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Vijay Kumar Vijay Kumar

Senior Analyst | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Vijay Kumar is a Senior Analyst in the Industry and Business Solutions Group at IDC Canada.





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Vijay Kumar is a Senior Analyst in IDC Canada’s Industry and Business Solutions practice. Vijay is responsible for the software and public cloud services trackers in Canada, as well as related research programs and consulting projects.

Vijay has 13 years of marketing and sales experience working in technology and heavy machinery industry with IBM, BlueOcean Market Intelligence, IDC India and others. At IBM, Vijay led market research projects involving market opportunity analysis, competitive insights, data modeling and market segmentation. He focused on the evolving software market, and specifically the shift to cloud software. At IDC India, Vijay researched the Indian printers and peripherals market, and contributed to IDC’s Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. He also consulted on the managed printer services market. A mechanical engineer by training, Vijay began his career working for Gmmco, the Caterpillar dealer in India.

Vijay holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Margent Segmentation and Analysis

Cloud Services

Cloud Software‎

Forecasting & Modeling

Market Sizing & Forecasting

Associated IDC Services (2)

  • Canadian Semiannual Software Tracker
  • Canadian Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker


Education (2)

Fortune Institute of International Business: Post Graduate Diploma in Management, International Business 2008

PSG College of Technology: Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 2003

Languages (1)

  • English

Reports (7)

The Rise of Canadian Cloud Ecosystems

IDC Canada

Megha Kumar, Jason Bremner, Vijay Kumar, Brendan Rouse


This IDC Market Presentation covers the growing adoption of cloud services in Canada and highlights the buildout of the Canadian cloud ecosystem around hyperscaler investments, partners, marketplace, and skills. The presentation leverages data from multiple surveys, including IDC Canada's August 2019 Canadian Channel Partner Survey (n = 98), IDC Canada's March 2020 ITAP n2 (n = 262 medium-sized and large organizations), and IDC's June 2020 COVID-19 Impact on IT Spending Survey (n = 100 for Canada).

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Beyond SaaS: What Is the Role for Cloud Professional Services Providers in Canada?

IDC Canada

Jim Westcott, Vijay Kumar


This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates the preferences of Canadian medium-sized and large businesses in terms of how they procure professional services for cloud services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SISaaS). The document contains data from IDC Canada's IT Advisory Panel Survey, which was completed in the summer of 2020.

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Selection Criteria for Cloud Professional Services Providers in Canada

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Vijay Kumar


This IDC Survey explores the selection criteria for cloud professional services providers in midsize and large organizations in Canada. This survey provides insights to help vendors, service providers, and partners understand the market segment better and promote their offerings in a more suitable manner.

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Canadian Artificial Intelligence Software and Platforms Forecast, 2020–2024

IDC Canada

Warren Shiau, Vijay Kumar


This IDC study presents a view of Canadian AI software and platforms market revenue from the historical year 2019 through the 2020–2024 forecast period. "Strong growth of approximately 16% per year is forecast for the Canadian AI software market over the 2020–2024 period, with the total market size reaching C$8.2 billion in 2024 at a CAGR of 15.8%," says Warren Shiau, research vice president, AI and Analytics at IDC Canada. "From automating finding the best route through traffic to getting the closest free parking spot for consumers to hidden AI adoption for business like automated human resources capabilities within an organizationwide human capital management (HCM) system, AI-driven automation is increasingly anywhere you look deep enough."

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Top Public Cloud Trends in Canada

IDC Canada Blog

Vijay Kumar


Where does the Canadian Public Cloud Market stand and how are IT buyers responding to the new trends caused by the pandemic? Gain key market insights in this blog with IDC Canada’s Vijay Kumar

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Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Forecast, 2020–2024: An Extraction View of Technology Outsourcing Services Markets


Cathy Huang, Courtney Munroe, Daniel Povis, David Tapper, Ewa Zborowska, Jason Bremner, Jonathan Tullett, Peter Marston, Satoshi Matsumoto, Seiichiro Yoshii, Takuya Uemura, Vijay Kumar, Vladimir Kroa, Waldemar Schuster


This IDC study provides IDC's forecast and spending for the worldwide managed cloud services (MCS) market across eight major regions for the 2020–2024 forecast period. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology outsourcing services markets involving application management (AM), hosted application management (HAM), hosting infrastructure services (HIS), IT outsourcing (ITO), and network and endpoint outsourcing services (NEOS). For details on the definitions of managed cloud services, see the Market Definition section as well as IDC's Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2019 (IDC #US43778719, February 2019). This study also includes advice to providers of IT services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by key managed cloud services markets and regions, key market drivers and inhibitors, and significant market developments.

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Impact of COVID-19: Canadian IT Services Market

IDC Canada

Jason Bremner, Jim Westcott, Nigel Wallis, Vijay Kumar


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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