Quarterly Tech Brief - Your Canadian digital resiliency guide for the post-pandemic era

Quarterly Tech Brief - Your Canadian digital resiliency guide for the post-pandemic era

June 8, 20214 min read

June 2021

Editor's Comments

There's cautious optimism brewing in Canada as we enter the Summer months. Life-saving vaccines are finally getting into the arms of millions of Canadians and the COVID-19 case counts are starting to decline. We can see a path to the national and provincial economies opening again very soon. What does all of this mean for Canadian businesses and organizations? Hopefully, you've weathered the worst of the pandemic storm, and are coming out of it stronger and more prepared for the digital era that lies ahead. Although the pandemic forced many Canadian organizations further along their digital transformation journey than they had planned out of necessity, it appears that those digital preferences will continue over the foreseeable future.

In this edition of IDC Canada's Quarterly Tech Brief, we explore more real-life best practice digital transformation stories from Canadian CIOs and technology leaders through our recent and upcoming events. We also reveal the most up-to-date Canadian survey results, market forecasts and market trends through our new research reports, blogs and IDC Directions Canada event. Finally, we explore IDC's new Digital Resiliency Framework to help organizations evaluate their readiness, risks and prioritize technology projects. Find out why so many organizations trust IDC to be their technology research advisor through this sampling of our research.


Looking for ideas on how to simplify your own company's digital transformation journey or those of your customers? Join us on June 16!

Hear from industry-leading tech executives in the June session of our IDC CIO Panel Series, Accelerate & Simplify Your Canadian Digital Transformation Journey. This CIO Panel Series is designed to help you better enhance your digital strategy programs and understand your customers to deliver more impactful experiences.

In this 90-minute live webinar, you’ll learn about the impact of the pandemic in major industry sectors in Canada, digital resiliency trends, and new customer expectations. You’ll also hear best practices from Canadian IT leaders as they unpack how 2020 accelerated their digital transformation journey, and what we should be prioritizing in 2021. Check out the stellar CIO panelist lineup and save your virtual seat for June 16.

It's going to be a fabulous event - register now to save your spot. Stay tuned for information on our next CIO Panel Session in September.

Your Canadian Research Checklist

Here are some of our most popular Canadian reports of the quarter to help you understand changing market conditions and succeed in 2021.

Canadian Tech Market Update: 2021 Outlook

IDC Survey: Canadian Organizations on the Road to Recovery Revisited

Brand Perceptions of Managed Security Service Providers in Canada, 2021

East Meets West: Canada's Rogers Communications Agrees to Buy Shaw Communications

Canadian Communication Services Market Shares, 2020: Who's Who in the Zoo 20


Explore IDC's new Digital Resiliency Framework

IDC’s digital resiliency framework shows CEOs, CIOs, and other business leaders how technology can support the entire organization through the different stages of any business crisis. Understanding the Digital Resiliency Framework is critical not just for organizations working to improve their resiliency, but for their technology partners as well. IDC recognizes the challenges organizations are looking to solve and can help demonstrate how technology solutions can help overcome these obstacles in our new eBook:


  1. Enabling Digitally Resilient Organizations in Canada: A New Approach - Learn how to leverage IDC's new framework to help your customers thrive in the next normal with IDC Canada's George Bulat. Read More →
  2. Cloud Adoption and Usage is Growing in Canada, But Cloud Maturity is Not -Explore how cloud adoption and maturity have changed in Canada during the pandemic with IDC Canada’s Jason Bremner. Read More →
  3. Growing at the Edge - In 2024, the Canadian edge computing market will reach C$7.5 Billion. Explore what’s driving growth in edge computing and the opportunities it offers to end-users and tech suppliers with IDC Canada’s Tarun Bhasin. Read More →
  4. Consumer Device Refresh Rates – Why Demographics & Psychographics Matter PC & tablet refresh rates were lower in 2021 than in past years. See how consumer demographics and psychographics contextualize refresh rates with IDC’s David Myhrer. Read More →


Didn't get a chance to attend our IDC Directions Canada 2021 virtual event live back in April? Now's your chance to catch up on our uniquely Canadian perspectives.

On the afternoon of April 22, IDC's thought leaders, Rick Villars, Tony Olvet, Megha Kumar, Nigel Wallis, and Jason Bremner presented their expert insights, intelligence, and guidance for finding success in the next normal. Learn about the future enterprise, digital resiliency, digital innovation, and the future of digital infrastructure in this session.

Watch Now On-Demand →


Did you miss this insightful webinar on streamlining your content experiences a few weeks ago? Now’s your chance to catch up!

The live IDC Fireside Chat webinar may be over, but you can still watch this enlightening event on-demand. Hear Barry Hensch, SVP & Head of Technology Enablement at ATB Financial, share his content management successes and challenges and why they're critical to senior IT leaders in Canada. While Barry’s experiences and tips steal the show, you can also hear insights from IDC Canada’s cloud and collaboration expert, Megha Kumar and seasoned content management leader, Varun Parmar as they share insights to help you move forward on your path to seamless digital experiences in the post-pandemic era.

Watch Now On-Demand →

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