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Canadian IT 2013---2017 Forecast by Vertical Market

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  • IDC

This IDC study provides the Canadian IT spending and growth forecast over 18 individual vertical markets for the period from 2013 to 2017. It highlights the key trends impacting IT spending in these markets and breaks down spending by IT segment (hardware, software, and IT services).

In terms of IT spending in Canada, the year 2012 was not the year that IDC had expected it to be even halfway through the calendar year. A disappointing back half, dragged down primarily due to dramatic buyer cutbacks in hardware spending by Canadian consumers and business, brought overall annual IT spending growth down to 4.0%. Unfortunately, the fundamentals behind 2012's poor performance directly impact longer-term spending expectations, with 2013 and 2014 growth rates anticipated to be even lower than 2012 --- a mere 2.4% and 3.9%, respectively. Thus, strategic targeting of identified opportunities will be critical for hardware, software, and services vendors to meet or overachieve the market's anticipated lackluster performance.

"While the need to strategically align and allocate resources based on identified opportunities has always been a priority for IT vendors, over the course of the next two years, it will be critical for Canadian IT vendors to not only position themselves in the right targeted markets for the immediate rough ride but balance out that necessity with the need to align themselves for the longer-term opportunity," states Julie Ross, director of IDC's ICT Executive Service research program.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary

Situation Overview

  • Canadian Economic Conditions: Starting to Feel the Global Pinch
  • Canadian IT Market in 2012: Held Its Own in a Tough Second Half
    • Canadian IT Spending by Industry in 2012

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Canadian IT Spending Forecast by Industry: Notable Industry Variability in Opportunity
      • The Technology Opportunity: Modest Variations by Industry Sector
      • Manufacturing and Resources Sector
        • Primary Resources
        • Discrete Manufacturing
        • Process Manufacturing
        • Construction
      • Infrastructure Services Sector
        • Transportation
        • Communications and Media
        • Utilities
      • Distribution and Services Sector
        • Wholesale and Distribution
        • Retail
        • Business Services
      • Financial Services Sector
        • Banking
        • Insurance
        • Financial Markets
      • Public Sector
        • Federal Government
        • Provincial and Local Governments
        • Education
        • Healthcare
      • Consumer Sector
  • Market Context
    • Comparison of IDC's Market Expectations

Essential Guidance

  • Actions to Consider
    • Hardware Vendors
    • Software Vendors
    • IT Services Vendors

Learn More

  • Related Research
  • Methodology
  • IDC's Global ICT Market Definitions
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • IT Services
  • Industry Definitions
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Canadian IT Market, 2013---2017
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Canadian IT Market, 2013---2017
  • Table: Canadian IT Spending by Vertical Market, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Primary Resources IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Discrete Manufacturing IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Process Manufacturing IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Construction IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Transportation IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Communications and Media IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Utilities IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Wholesale and Distribution IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Retail IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Business Services IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Banking IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Insurance IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Financial Markets IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Federal Government IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Provincial and Local Government IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Education IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Health IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian Consumer IT Spending by Segment, 2012---2017 (C$M)
  • Table: Canadian IT Spending, 2006---2017: Comparison of July 2012 and October 2013 Forecasts (C$M)
  • Table: The Canadian Hardware Opportunity: Short, Medium and Long Term
  • Table: The Canadian Software Opportunity: Short, Medium and Long Term
  • Table: The Canadian IT Services Opportunity: Short, Medium, and Long Term
  • Table: IDC Canada's Vertical Industry Definitions, 2013

List of Figures

  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending Growth by Industry, 2012---2017 (%)
  • Figure: Key Canadian Economic Performance Indicators, 2008---2014
  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending by Technology Segment, 2012
  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending Market Share by Industry, 2012
  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending Forecast by Industry, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending Allocation Forecast by Technology Type, 2013
  • Figure: Canadian IT Spending, 2006---2017: Comparison of July 2012 and October 2013 Forecasts
  • Figure: IDC Canada's Market Size and Forecast Methodology, 2013
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