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What’s ahead for tech? TMT Predictions 2010

Deloitte Canada Insights podcast

TMT Predictions 2010Where are the pockets of explosive growth in Canada’s tech, media and telecom sectors? Which areas will endure lacklustre growth? Which devices will soar in popularity? Tune in as Duncan Stewart, director of Deloitte Canada Research and a co-author of the TMT Predictions reports, delves into some of the key trends and their implications for players in Canada’s TMT sectors.

Every year, Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications group in Canada selects the top 10 emerging trends that are most likely to impact Canadian businesses. The selection is based on a broader list of the top 22 predictions from the Deloitte’s global TMT practice, and backed by industry-leading research and insights from 6,000 practitioners around the world. The 2010 TMT Predictions centre on trends that will impact wireless carriers, device and equipment makers, media companies, advertisers, small businesses and consumers alike.

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Highlights

  • What are the major tech, media and telecom trends that are making an impact?
  • Which devices are expected to gain widespread adoption in 2010?
  • What challenges does the growing pace of digitization create for hardware makers and wireless carriers?

Guests

Duncan Stewart, director of Deloitte Canada Research with Deloitte’s TMT group

Show notes

Convergence and digitization are two themes that dominate Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2010. According to Duncan Stewart, director of Deloitte Canada Research with the TMT group, these themes encapsulate where the industry is headed: consumers and businesses want mobile Internet access that’s fast, robust and reliable. Consumers are using mobile applications across a growing number of devices –smartphones, netbooks, and notebooks – and the implications are being felt across many industries. For instance, mobile carriers are experiencing unprecedented strains on their networks; how they respond to this challenge is going to be a real driver for 2010 and beyond.

The tablet computer is expected to be the big breakthrough device making an impact on Canadian businesses in 2010, becoming the preferred media consumption device for the average consumer. It’s expected that 10 million of these devices will be sold worldwide in 2010. The online world will encroach further on traditional media’s market share, but implementing paywalls may prove unsuccessful for many online newspapers or magazines. Cloud computing is expected to grow in 2010, but it will be limited to about 10% as governments worry about reliability and security. However, mass adoption of cloud computing is predicted for consumers and small businesses.

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