Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for August 2012
By Andrea Wahbe on Aug 20, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured, Trends
Here’s a look at some of the key trends and numbers that are impacting Canada’s digital economy for August 2012:
Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location:
- 3: the number of years that the federal government has committed to renew funding for CANARIE’s infrastructure research.
- 9th: where Canada ranks among the top 15 OECD countries for the greatest broadband Internet penetration.
Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to support it:
- $53 million: amount that could be saved annually if 44 per cent of Canadian workers telecommute to work – according to this study.
- 25%: decrease in e-mails TD Bank regional managers now receive since implementing social software for employee collaboration.
Mobilizing Digital Content from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realizing commercialization opportunities created through content development or management:
- 77 cents on the dollar: amount Canadian band Metric makes by selling their album on iTunes vs. selling via a record label.
- 400: per cent growth that Kobo has seen in eBook downloads since it first started in 2009.
Access to Capital and investments required for technology and business growth:
- Up to $5 million: amount Motorola’s venture capital arm has invested in Canadian mobile security startup Fixmo.
- ~$ 1.5 billion: amount Canada’s Venture Capital industry is investing annually according to Richard Remillard, CVCA.
Access to Talent including the digital skills and talent required to meet rapidly evolving workplace needs:
- 35: number of women who have applied so far to be on the new Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) advisory council.
- Up to 178,000: number of ICT positions that employers will be looking to fill from 2008 to 2015 according to ICTC.
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