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What is a business analyst? (Plus 7 key skills BAs need)

Business analysts are some of the most in-demand professionals in Canada. Interested in this field? In this article, you’ll learn what a business analyst does, 7 key skills you need to succeed, salary expectations, and what to expect from the role.

Top 3 DX Challenges Canadian Organizations Need to Address

What challenges are Canadian organizations having to contend with in digital transformation efforts? This IDC report presents some common challenges in DX and suggestions for moving forward.

5 essential capabilities that IT leaders need to deliver

As IT becomes the operating system of the business, CIOs must reinvent their IT organizations to deliver the capabilities of a successful, competitive, and adaptable future enterprise. Here are 5 essential capabilities IT leaders need to deliver.

Survey: Top Challenges in IT Employee Retention

What has talent management been like for you during the pandemic? Share your experiences with CIO and IDC Canada, and we’ll send you the final survey results so you can see how your peers across the country are managing their talent and employee retention. Complete the survey for a chance to win one of five $100 e-gift cards for Amazon. (Survey will be open until December 1 and winners will be notified via email).

Top 5 Mid-Year Predictions -- Where Are We Headed?

A touch more than halfway through the year, IDC provides the top 5 predictions for the rest of 2021.

What’s keeping Canada from being an IT Talent Magnet?

With more competition than ever for hiring IT talent in Canada, how are you attracting the best and brightest? From offering meaningful work to embracing hybrid environments, CIOs whose organizations have established virtuous IT recruiting cycles share tips on how to consistently attract IT talent.

Why are Canadian organizations failing to reach cloud maturity?

IDC Canada surveyed Canadian organizations throughout the pandemic to share lessons learned in accelerating cloud maturity. Here are the top two hurdles that prevent organizations from reaching cloud maturity.

6 steps to Digital Trust in Canadian Banking

Digital Trust and Stewardship in the Canadian financial industry is heavily influenced by digital ID initiatives across the financial ecosystem, the Canadian Government’s Digital Charter and its Open Banking initiatives. Open Banking ID needs are a significant driver of digital trust initiatives. This comprehensive study looks at the challenges and provides 6 steps to ensuring digital trust in the financial industry.

Lessons Learned from Using Cloud Professional Services in Canada

This IDC PeerScape offers advice for IT executives, sourcing executives, and other business executives to employ when procuring external professional services related to private and hybrid cloud computing environments and public cloud services, specifically infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).

How IT Can Help the Rest of the Business Survive and Thrive Post-COVID-19

This IDC PeerScape provides CIOs with advice on how to get beyond the current crisis to build for the future based on best practices from CIOs and business leaders who are finding success in dealing with the pandemic. It is intended to help CIOs formulate their own strategies to help their businesses survive and thrive in the post-COVID-19 era.

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