Research Director, Enterprise Software & Application Solutions
Canadian Software Team
Worldwide Software Research
Nigel Wallis is the Research Director for IDC Canada's Application Solutions research group. He leads the research on application solution software, application-related services such as systems integration and application outsourcing, as well as the competitive landscape for the software and services industry.
Nigel is responsible for researching and managing the broad range of enterprise application software and services markets for IDC Canada. His research portfolio ranged from Enterprise Applications (ERP, CRM, & SCM) and Business Intelligence to Collaborative Applications software markets such as Web 2.0 and Social Networking. Current research areas are focused on strategic changes in the software market such as the emergence of Software as a Service (SaaS), the impact of near- and off-shore sourcing and services ecosystems. Mr. Wallis is the Canadian representative on IDC's Global Sourcing research team.
He regularly speaks at industry events in Canada to software vendors, partners and customers where he advocates for greater investment in innovation by Canadian enterprises through increased adoption of information technology. Mr. Wallis is often quoted in the general and industry press and on occasion provides comments for radio and TV.
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