TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2020 - IDC Survey - Doc # CA45673720

State of IoT Data and Analytics in Canada, 2019

By: Nigel WallisResearch Vice President, IoT and Industries

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This IDC Survey examines the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, the role of analytics, and the use of edge, cloud, and centralized data architectures among medium-sized and large organizations in Canada. It provides insights to the IoT vendor ecosystem to better understand the relative maturity by solution and by industry, enabling more precise marketing, communications, and sales. The analysis encourages Canadian businesses to benchmark their progress against their local industry peer group.

High-level findings include:

  • The majority of Canadian enterprise IoT deployments are used to collect data and monitor remote assets. More sophisticated uses such as predictive management and new business models of DaaS are rarer.
  • The demand for IoT-specific architectures has not shifted from 2018. Adoption of edge, cloud, and streaming is lower than IDC would have anticipated at this point.
  • Adopters of IoT solutions tend to adopt even more IoT solutions as they try to evolve through their digital transformation.

Please note that this data is from late 2019 and predates the COVID-19 pandemic. IDC believes that it is still useful to understand the baseline of where Canadian organizations (both public and private) were with IoT at that time, but readers should understand the differences in circumstances from then to now.


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