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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Where will 3D printing in the home take us?

In Holland, a Dutch architect has designed a house to be built entirely with a 3D printer. That may be a little too bleeding edge (and non-fire resistant) for most people, home 3D

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Big data train leaving the station without Canadian businesses

A study by research firm IDC Canada warns Canadian businesses are at risk of falling behind their international competitors when it comes to big data. Coincidentally, SAS Institute, which sponsored the study, has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

70 per cent of Canadian businesses still have no BYOD policy: IDC

Over two thirds of Canadian companies still have no policy in place to deal with the bring-your-own-device phenomenon, the latest IDC Canada research shows. The disconnect is a jarring one: although 69 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadians slow to buy into mobile shopping, IDC says

Despite many new advancements in mobile retail technology, Canadians haven't fully embraced e-shopping on-the-go just yet, a new IDC Canada study has found.Though almost half (44 per cent) of Canadians surveyed now usesmartphones,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How small businesses want to be sold to

Just 10 minutes into her meeting with Erply Ltd., serial entrepreneur Vy Le was ready to walk out on the New York-based point of sale vendor, then something unexpected happened – they started

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian entrepreneurial spirit survives funding challenges

Recession and double dip recession be damned. The great Canadian entrepreneurial dream lives on.A recent poll by survey company Angus Reid Public Opinion reveals that nearly 70 per cent, or roughly 23.4 million

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian firms lead in telework, lag in mobility

Recent surveys testify to the dramatic growth of telework in Canada. The number of Canadian organizations offering telework has grown from 25 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2008, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Global warming responsibilities lost on the Canadian ICT sector

Energy consumption is draining the bottom line, while heating up the eco-system, according to a new IDC study on the ICT industry's impact on global warming.The report, authored by Lawrence Surtees, recommends that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson