New Reports Define the Future for Information and Communication Technologies in Canada - Series of reports on drivers of the ICT industry explore trends and their implications



    OTTAWA, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Information and Communication
Technologies Council (ICTC) announced today the release of a series of
5 reports on demand drivers shaping Canada's Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) industry. The ICT industry is a key driver of innovation and
competition in Canada, accounting for over 600,000 jobs and more than 5.9% of
the GDP.
    These reports are designed to be essential reading for everyone from from
ICT executives to policy makers. They provide valuable insight into a number
of key questions facing the ICT industry, including: the emerging technologies
being adopted within organizations; where IT dollars are being spent in the
hardware, software and IT services industries; as well as which enterprise
functions are being outsourced, and which are staying in Canada. The five
reports are:

    
    - Canadian Information Technology Spending Forecast 2006-2010
    - Enterprise IT Infrastructure 2006 Adoption
    - The State of Enterprise Telecom And Network Adoption
    - Canadian Perspectives on ICT Outsourcing and Offshoring
    - Canadian Information Systems Outsourcing/Network and Desktop
      Outsourcing Services
    

    The reports were developed with the needs of industry stakeholders in
mind. In addition to defining the current situation and future trends, the
reports provide guidance intended to allow anyone involved in ICT strategic
planning to capitalize on these developments.
    Most importantly, as key drivers of human resources in the ICT sector,
these reports are essential input into the much-anticipated ICTC Outlook
2012-2015 on Human Resources in the ICT Labour Market slated to be released in
spring 2008. In the Outlook, ICT executives, educators and policy makers alike
will find information on important trends and gain perspective on the future
of the ICT labour force, including key industries and their human resource
needs. ICTC is currently calling on industry, government and education leaders
to get involved in the development of the Outlook by contacting Cherri Grills,
Project Manager at c.grills@ictc-ctic.ca.
    "In addition to providing valuable information, the reports offer
guidance for the organizations and individuals subject to these trends," said
Paul Swinwood, President of ICTC. "Further, with the development of our
Outlook report, ICTC will assist organizations in forecasting and translating
the impact of these IT drivers on human resource needs in the sectors and
provide our stakeholders with the impetus to integrate these trends into
successful planning activities."
    The reports will be released on the ICTC Web site www.ictc-ctic.ca
throughout August and September.

    About ICTC

    ICTC is a not-for-profit sector council, funded in part by the Government
of Canada. We are dedicated to creating a strong, prepared and highly educated
Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for change that will
provide labour market intelligence, life-long professional development and
quality education and training for the Canadian ICT industry, educators,
governments and the ICT workforce. We forge partnerships that will help
develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and
improve Canada's position as a leader in the global marketplace.




For further information:

For further information: Cherri Grills, Project Manager, (613) 237-8551,
ext. 149, c.grills@ictc-ctic.ca

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