IT Trends in Canadian
Large and Medium-Sized
Businesses

A Study by NOVIPRO
and Léger

Canadian businesses don’t all view information technologies (IT) in the same way. Some see IT as a precious resource, while others see it as a necessary evil. To paint a true picture of IT opinions in large and medium-sized businesses, NOVIPRO and Léger surveyed 312 decision-makers.

OUR FINDINGS, IN THREE SEGMENTS

1

Nearly 4 out of 5 businesses integrate IT in their business strategy

For the vast majority of local businesses, IT represents an investment – a priority, even. The proof: 73% of them foresee massive investment in updating their IT infrastructure in the next few years.
Have functional
IT infrastructure
69 %
Have cutting edge
IT infrastructure
20 %
Consider IT as
an investment
47 %
For a detailed look at the state of IT infrastructure in business,
2

The “Dropouts”
are slow to catch up

Most of the companies surveyed believe that IT is a critical business resource, and that regular infrastructure updates contribute to their competitiveness. However, a small group of hesitant businesses neglect IT, at the risk of compromising their company’s survival. In fact, nearly one in four companies feel they only have basic IT expertise.
19 %
Consider IT as an expense rather than an investment
13 %
Believe IT is a necessary evil for their business
15 %
Don’t foresee significant IT investments over the next two years
23 %
feel they only have
basic IT expertise

11 %
have insufficient technology infrastructure:
6 %
have outdated infrastructure

5 %
have minimal infrastructures
3

Cloud computing: an innovative solution that still raises questions.

More than half of decision-makers see the Cloud as a future solution for their business, and they perceive it as a flexible and economical option. Only a small proportion of Canadian businesses are still unsure about this technology.
54 %
of respondents confirm that the future is in cloud computing, even if their company hasn’t adopted it yet.
Of these: 52 %
say they envision adopting
cloud computing in the
next two years
55 %
Data
Backup
50 %
Website
53 %
Big Data
43 %
Archiving
How businesses
plan on using
cloud computing:
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