Download new study: Canada’s Digital Imperative today!
September 19, 2013 | The Information and Communications Technology Council today released its study, Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour Market and Economic Impact, exploring the macro-economic impact of the emergence of digital platforms.
The report uses ICTC’s proprietary methodologies, a survey of 300 enterprises, and key informant interviews to determine that the emergence of digital platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, WebEx and more has resulted in the employment of 79,000 Canadians. This is expected to grow to 101,000 by 2018.
The Canadian digital platforms ecosystem currently contributes $7.3 billion to Canadian GDP, and the platforms service provision industry in Canada is now a $1.3 billion sector. Revenues in this sector are increasing by 17% annually.
Digital platforms have created the opportunity to offer new services domestically and abroad, and for Canadian enterprises are resulting in the creation of jobs, increased efficiency, cost reduction, revenue generation and faster innovation.
Canada’s Digital Imperative is ICTC’s most recent sub-sector study on emerging technologies. Download it, free, today: http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Digital_Platforms_Sept_2013.pdf.
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