IDC Canada: Global outsourcing is on the rise

Research firm IDC Canada predicts the overall Canadian IT outsourcing market will reach close to $15 billion this year. And if Canadian service providers wish to successfully compete in this space, analysts say

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Maxine Cheung

SMBs will lead PC sales recovery

When PC shipments begin to recover it will be the small and medium-sized business (SMB) segment that will lead the way, says an IDC Canada analyst, thanks in large part to a federal

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Jeff Jedras

Consolidation may hit worldwide PC market, IDC says

Tumbling demand could affect PC makers next year, leading to industry consolidation, IDC said on Wednesday.Competition among PC makers could intensify as consumers and enterprises tighten budgets during the economic downturn, creating a

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Agam Shah

Identity theft isn’t just personal, it’s corporate

Do you know where your personal and corporate identity information resides or may be lurking? According to two Canadian security experts, personal and corporate identity theft is quickly becoming commonplace in the market

Published on: April 25th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

DMTI Spatial’s location intelligence solutions are ones to watch

This year's Intelligent Enterprise Expedition hosted by DMTI Spatial, a location information management vendor, offered its partners and customers a glimpse of some of the ways that location intelligence and data management solutions

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Growth over productivity

Productivity is so last year. Now Canadian executives are focusing on growth.That's the word from International Data Corp. (Canada) Ltd. At the Toronto-based research firm's annual Directions conference, Jamie Sharp, IDC Canada's vice-president

Published on: May 9th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Software opportunities abound this year, says IDC

Software as a service - a catch-all phrase covering everything from on-demand applications to renting software over the Web - isn't catching on in Canada they way it is in other countries, according

Published on: February 5th, 2007 Howard Solomon

The real impact of open source

Open source software has spread far beyond Linux and is gaining enormous momentum, according to a newly released IDC study. The study, which analyzed IDC surveys from over 5,000 developers in 116 countries,

Published on: August 16th, 2006 CDN Staff

A questionable survey

It's a tough world out there and to succeed you've got to put your best face forward and fight.One way Microsoft has chosen to fight Linux is by paying IDC to do a

Published on: March 28th, 2006 Howard Solomon

Surprise! Microsoft can prove certified partners have an advantage

For years Microsoft has announced the investment of tens of millions of dollars in its channel training and certification programs. Now an IDC study paid for by the software company has concluded that

Published on: March 8th, 2006 Howard Solomon

Canadian IT spending remains the same

Canadian IT spending will remain in the three to five per cent range in 2006, with multi-core processors, virtualization and wireless technology driving growth, IDC Canada predicted.In its annual forecast of technology trends,

Published on: January 18th, 2006 Shane Schick