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

Canada’s IT labour shortage: Challenges and opportunities

The productivity gap in Canada is widening. At the same time, the Canadian IT market is experiencing increased demand, yet has a serious forecasted labour shortage. In a research note released by IDC

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Insights into the Canadian wearables industry

Recently, we have featured startups that are leading the way in the new wearables space. Today, we bring to you an interview with one of the people that is tracking the industry and

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Karim Kanji

3 kinds of wearables as we know them today

Expect the nascent wearables industry in Canada to be worth $600 million in five years. This was one of the insights that Krista Napier, senior analyst of mobility for IDC Canada, offered at

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Hangout replay: BlackIron president AJ Byers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5B7PBMSumI The BlackIron Data brand has literally come out of nowhere to suddenly become a major player in Canada's cloud computing landscape within the past 12 months. The brand was born out of

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cloud infrastructure to grow to $250 million market by 2016: IDC

Vendors in the Canadian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market have a 50 per cent compound annual growth rate to look forward to over the next four years towards a total value of

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Go mobile or go home: IDC Canada

If you're not a mobile worker, either you're in the minority, or you're not working.According to the Canadian Mobile Worker 2012-2016 Forecast from market research firm IDC Canada, 68.9 per cent of employed

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras