Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for October 2012
By Andrea Wahbe on Oct 29, 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 October 2012:
Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location:
- 50+: Per cent of Canadian Internet users using a mobile device or their TV to get online.
- November 20th: Deadline to send feedback to the CRTC on a national code for wireless services.
Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to support it:
- $15 billion: Amount of physical goods that are expected to be ordered online in Canada by 2016.
- 63: Per cent of Canadians who think disaster and emergency response agencies should respond to calls for help posted on social networks.
Mobilising Digital Content from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realising commercialisation opportunities created through content development or management:
- 16.3: Per cent of the overall Canadian book market that e-book sales now represent.
- 128,000: Jobs in the Canadian TV sector that could be impacted by “Web-based providers increasingly ramping up global distribution businesses.”
Access to Capital and investments required for technology and business growth:
- $30 million: Capital raised by Vancouver-based quantum computing firm D-Source from U.S. investors.
- 20: Number of Canadian companies who will gain access to new funding from CDMN’s Soft-Landing program.
Access to Talent including the digital skills and talent required to meet rapidly evolving workplace needs:
- 4.5: per cent growth that in-demand IT professionals can expect as an average salary hike this year vs. last year.
- $121.6 million: Amount federal government is investing in the Canadian Research Chairs program to support top talent and innovation.
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