Canadian ICT Market Forecast

Canadian ICT Forecast, 2016–2020

IDC, Date of Publication: Jun 14, 2016, 16 Pages

This study outlines IDC Canada's forecast for the Canadian information, communications, and technology (ICT) market for the 2016–2020 forecast period. It updates our previous forecast published in Canadian ICT 2015–2019 Forecast (IDC #CA7ICT15, July 2015).

"The Canadian ICT market is going through a transformation. By 2020, the end of our current forecast period, the Canadian market will look very different than it does today," says Mark Schrutt, research vice president, Services and Enterprise Applications.


List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Canadian ICT Spending Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Table: Canadian ICT Market by Primary Markets, 2015–2020 (C$M)

Canadian ICT Forecast, 2015–2020


IT Services

Infrastructure Outsourcing

Application Outsourcing

Professional Services


Server Forecast

Enterprise Storage Systems

Networking Equipment


Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Digital Becomes a Boardroom Topic


The Economy

Figure: Real GDP Growth by Region, 2015–2017 (%)

Exchange Rate

Demand for Smartphones

Figure: Global Client Device Growth Rates, 2013–2020 (%)

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Figure: Canadian ICT Spending, 2012–2020: Comparison of July 2015 and June 2016 Forecasts

Table: Canadian ICT Spending, 2011–2020: Comparison of July 2015 and June 2016 Forecasts (C$M)

Changes to the Telecommunications Forecast

Major Changes to the IT Services Forecast

Major Changes to the Hardware Forecast

Major Changes to the Software Forecast

Market Definition

IDC's Global ICT Market Definitions



IT Services

Telecommunications Services


Date of Publication:
Jun 14, 2016
File Format:
PDF via E-mail
Number of Pages:
16 Pages