Canada Information Technology Report Q1 2016
BMI View: Our outlook for the Canadian IT sector has been positively revised and we are now moreoptimistic about its future growth prospects. We estimate that IT spending in Canada will grow by 3.1% in2016 to reach a total market value of CAD63.7bn in local currency terms. We believe this will be driven bythe software and services markets wherein which we envisage enterprise spending outperformance,including the adoption of cloud computing, Internet of Things, real-time software and services and big dataanalytics. Although the hardware segment has limited growth prospects it should be noted that Canada is ahighly lucrative market due to high per capita incomes and a consumer preference for premium devices.
Therefore, while it will not offer unit and top-line financial growth prospects, it will continue to offervendors an attractive market with wider margins than the likes of those in Latin America.
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Computer Hardware Sales: CAD21.13bn in 2016, forecast to reach CAD22.79bn in 2019. We expectthe hardware market to record slower growth to 2019 than other segments due to the maturity of themarket, with high levels of device ownership.
The overall IT market's growth engine is set to become increasingly concentrated on enterprise demandfor the latest software and services such as real-time enterprise software and services, big data analyticsand cloud computing.
Software Sales: CAD13.77bn in 2016, forecast to reach CAD15.67bn in 2019.
IT Services Sales: CAD63.73bn in 2016, forecast to reach CAD71.22bn in 2019.
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