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Canadian Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker

The cloud services market and the broader 3rd Platform marketplace are entering a critical period of accelerated competition and growth driven by an explosion of new innovative solutions built on the cloud. In this stage of market growth and development, as IT vendors swing more heavily toward "cloud first" strategies, it will be critical for all participants to understand the impact of these intensifying competitive pressures.

IDC's Canadian Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker® monitors the evolving and shifting competitive dynamics of the Canadian public cloud market by tracking vendors' revenue performance in Canada. Software vendors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, distributors, and other users will be able to keep track of the market performance of main competitors such as salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.com as well as identify newcomers to the market and measure the impact those new players are having on the competitive landscape. In addition to the quantitative data set, IDC Canada's cloud research leadership team will provide client briefings that will explore the key market trends and opportunities driving the cloud opportunity in Canada and discuss the implications on buyers, suppliers, partners, and the broader Canadian IT ecosystem.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is total revenue that includes only revenue considered to be "as a service" through a public cloud infrastructure based on IDC's cloud taxonomy. This tracker provides visibility into not only the 19 secondary markets listed below but also the functional market components that comprise each, as per IDC taxonomy. For more insight into the functional market coverage provided by the Canadian Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker, please contact IDC.

Core Coverage:

  • Software as a service (SaaS): Collaborative applications, content applications, customer relationship management (CRM) applications, engineering applications, enterprise resource management (ERM) applications, operations and manufacturing applications, and supply chain management (SCM) applications, network software, security software, advanced storage software, system management software, and system software
  • Platform as a service (PaaS): Application development software and application server platforms; data access, analysis, and delivery software; integration and orchestration middleware, quality and life-cycle tools, and structured data management software
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): Basic storage as a service and server as a service

Optional Content Add-Ons:

  • IDC Canada can provide comparative market insights into the on-premise software activity of the vendors covered within this tracker to provide insight into the shifting business models of those same vendors over the past three to five years.
  • IDC Canada can also prepare semiannual executive presentations to facilitate the understanding of the key trends, drivers, and implications of vendor performances on the Canadian landscape.

Geographic Scope

  • Canada

Data Deliverables

This Tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Half-year vendor shares by software market in Canada

Annual five-year forecasts by software market for Canada Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include two years of historical data available by semiannual period and five years of annualized forecasts by market.

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports
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