11 Dec 2017
TORONTO, ON., December 11, 2017 – International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada just released its top information and communication technology predictions for 2018. The IDC Market Presentation entitled IDC Canada Predictions, 2018: Balancing Innovation, Value and Security in a Digitally Transformed World (IDC# CA41972017), was originally presented during IDC's annual Canadian ICT Predictions webcast on December 6th, 2017 and provides business decision makers and technology vendors with insight and perspective into the top developments that will affect the Canadian market over the next 36 months.
Drawing on IDC's industry-defining research and insights, IDC Canada's 2018 predictions explore the user trends and vendor strategies that will redefine the ICT market and redistribute market share in Canada. Our research helps leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth.
The 2018 Canadian ICT Predictions are:
Prediction 1: AI-Infused Assistive Technologies will Increase Productivity and Transform Processes in Leading Canadian Enterprises
Prediction 2: Inadequate Cybersecurity Protection Faces New Government Penalties in 2018
Prediction 3: Blockchain & DLT: Opportunities & Challenges to Define 2018
Prediction 4: 2018 is a breakout year for Platform as a Service (PaaS) in Canada
Prediction 5: Mobile AR in The Enterprise Deployed in 2018 Will Help Pave the Way to Headset AR in The Longer Term
Prediction 6: Standalone Intelligent Assistants Find a Home in Over 1 Million Canadian Households By 2018
Prediction 7: Managed Cloud Services Take Flight as Clients Use Service Providers in Managed Hybrid Model with Multi-clouds
Prediction 8: Smart City Initiatives Face Challenges in 2018, Reinforcing Need for Outcomes-Based Strategy
Prediction 9: Canadian Enterprises Will Capitalize on New Revenue Opportunities Through Data as a Service Offerings
Prediction 10: Canadian Innovation Leaps Ahead with Corporate Focus, Industry Hubs, And Government Supercluster Initiatives
According to Tony Olvet, Group Vice President of Research at IDC Canada, “Canadian business and IT leaders are now comfortable with cloud as a delivery model but more can be done to innovate. In 2018, we expect to see much greater adoption of platform as a service (PaaS) as a way enable digital transformation. PaaS allows Canadian businesses to be more agile – it is the gateway for organizations to take advantage of AI, blockchain, IoT and more flexible IT architectures.”
“The last few years have seen the IT industry substantially reshaped and we expect this to continue unabated in 2018” said Lars Goransson, Vice President, Group Vice President and General Manager at IDC Canada. “3rd Platform technologies such as Cloud, Mobility, Social and Big Data continue to drive tremendous change, and this is only further reinforced by Innovation Accelerators; such as AI, IoT, Next Gen Security, Robotics and Blockchain” concluded Goransson.
For information about the predictions presentation, quotes, or to arrange a one-on-one interview with Tony Olvet, please contact Andrea Loziuk at email@example.com.
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. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com or follow on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. To learn more about IDC Canada, please visit www.idc.com/ca or follow on Twitter at @ idccanada and LinkedIn.