This IDC Presentation presents the analysis on drivers and priorities for ICT spending of the federal, provincial, and municipal government sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both the IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. This Presentation highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. This Presentation examines the external, institutional, and internal pressures that determine organization investments and decisions.
Governments around the world are under pressure to improve the end-to-end citizen experience, optimize resource allocation, and reimagine the way their employees work. The Canadian government ICT sector is in the midst of a decade of adjustment, and it is a substantial market for technology vendors of all stripes. IDC estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $9.4 billion in 2019 from $8.5 billion in 2014, excluding the healthcare and education subcategories within the public sector. Technology vendors should keep in mind that government is far from homogeneous — procurement models are changing and certain subsectors are accelerating into their future with the use of 3rd Platform technologies like mobility, analytics, cloud computing, and social business.
This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2014, along with forecasts for the 2015–2019 period, including five-year CAGRs for that industry's hardware, software, services, and telecommunications spend.