Will banks and blockbuster Bit Stew deal boost Canada’s AI sector?

Despite strong buy-in from its biggest banks – and GE’s move to buy Vancouver-based Bit Stew Systems - Canada is adopting artificial intelligence (AI)  more slowly than other countries so far. That was

Published on: November 15th, 2016 Christine Wong

Pokémon Go just the tip of $162 billion AR/VR trend: IDC

By Stephanie Cooper Pokémon Go's popularity may be on the decline, but it was just the beginning of a booming growth period for augmented reality and virtual reality technology, according to a new

Published on: August 29th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

IDC: Canadian business models must shift to reap IoT rewards

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

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Christine Wong

3 tech trends in Asia-Pacific that hint at Canada’s future: IDC

Is the future state of Canada's technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

IDC predicts smartphone slump, softer ICT growth for Canada in 2016

Sluggish oil prices will take a bigger bite out of Canada’s 2016 tech sector growth than previously expected, IDC predicted Thursday. The sector will likely grow by 2.4 per cent next year, said

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Christine Wong

IDC’s 2016 predictions: IoT headed for huge growth (and security headaches)

Worldwide use of Internet of Things devices will see explosive growth over the next year but so will security breaches related to them, according to IDC’s global technology predictions for 2016. In a

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Christine Wong

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

1.4 million wearables expected to ship in Canada in 2015: survey

New research from the International Data Corporation shows significant growth in the Canadian wearables market even in just the last calendar year. According to IDC Canada’s Canadian Wearable Device Forecast, 2015-2019, 1.4 million

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Almost 90 per cent of work devices lack security to prevent data theft: survey

What’s the biggest threat facing modern-day businesses? According to a recent survey, it could be a data breach on an employee smartphone used for work. A new study from Wakefield Research, commissioned by

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Cloud computing will be 1/3 of IT infrastructure spending in 2015: IDC

Cloud computing isn’t yet the majority of IT infrastructure spending, but it is definitely the fastest growing portion of the overall market. A new report from IDC Corp.’s Worldwide Quarterly Infrastructure Tracker says

Published on: July 7th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

10 predictions for the future of the Canadian IT market

Looking ahead to the next four years for the Canadian IT market, research firm IDC Canada sees continued change as companies and users move to the third platform, based in cloud computing and

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IDC forecasts Canadian Internet of Things market worth more than $6.5 billion by 2018

According to a new forecast from IDC Canada, the Canadian Internet of Things (IoT) addressable market will be worth more than $6.5 billion by 2018. That’s a lot of things. Popularized in recent

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in wearables, social media, and mobile payments

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on analysts who

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

3 Twitter chat stars for #FollowFriday

It's time for our weekly roundup of the people we're following on Twitter and that we think you should follow too. This week I'd like to take the opportunity to recognize some of

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson