This IDC Presentation provides an analysis of the drivers and priorities for ICT spending for the manufacturing sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, this 104-slide-long presentation looks at how technology decision making has been impacted.
"The Canadian manufacturing sector has been through a difficult decade of adjusting to global competition, trade agreements, and fluctuating currency values. Even after all of that, it's still a substantial market for technology vendors of all stripes. IDC estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $7.85 billion in 2019 from $6.96 billion in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%. Technology vendors should keep in mind that manufacturing is far from homogeneous — certain subsectors are accelerating into their future with the use of 3rd Platform technologies like mobility, analytics, cloud computing, and social business," said Nigel Wallis, research director, IDC Canada.
This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2014, along with forecasts for 2015–2019, including five-year CAGRs for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.