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Contact Information:
     Andrea Loziuk
     416.673.2246 office
     askidc@idccanada.com
     www.idc.ca
     Evan Hardie
     416.673.2228 office
     ehardie@idccanada.com
     www.idc.ca

PRESS RELEASE

IDC Canada Announces Winners of its Annual Print Vendor Awards

- March 10, 2016 -

International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Print Vendor Awards for 2015. Winners include Brother, Canon, HP, Lexmark, Ricoh, Samsung, and Xerox. These vendors maintained the largest market share in various sub-categories of the printer market.

Winners of the IDC Canada Print Vendor Awards are awarded based on sales data acquired from the 2015 calendar year. Awards are issued to manufacturers with the largest market share in the following categories:

  • Sub-Technology (Laser, MFP/Printer, Colour/Monochrome)
  • Format (A3/A4)
  • Speed Range
  • *NEW - Total Market Category

The IDC Canada Print Vendor Awards are based on quantitative data from the Canadian Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, a program that is, at its core, a comprehensive electronic database detailing changes and trends in the highly competitive print market. It provides a comprehensive view of the printing and imaging marketplace that assists with strategic business development efforts and product development, while also monitoring the market share of Canadian print vendors.

Quote Attributable to Evan Hardie, Research Manager, IDC Canada
"Pent up demand from 2014 was fulfilled in 2015. Consumer confidence levels surged upward with the federal election, though they dipped toward the end of the year as consumers became more pessimistic about their future job prospects and the economic outlook. The laser market was unsettled, though it exhibited positive growth throughout 2015. Once again we are pleased to award vendors who achieved top sales in specific categories of the print market in Canada."

Please contact Andrea Loziuk at askidc@idccanada.com to arrange an interview, or for additional quotes and information about the awards.

Canadian Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker
IDC's Canadian Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker provides a comprehensive view of the printing and imaging marketplace to help program subscribers address customer requirements. This IDC Tracker helps clients target sales efforts and align product offerings by identifying growth opportunities in the market as well as monitoring the relative position of each vendor. The intelligence provided can help build market share in growing segments and increase revenue. At the core of the product is a comprehensive electronic database detailing changes and trends in this highly competitive market. It includes powerful query capabilities via analysis filters, such as subtechnology, MFP configuration, base engine family, single-pass/multipass engines, user environment, channel, segment, OEM, number of engines, four discrete print speeds including letter and A4, and format size.

ABOUT IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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