Monday, April 5, 2010

Canadians Lagging in Innovation Investments in IT

Last year the Canadian council of Canadian Academics Expert Panel on Business Innovation noted that the average investment in Information and Communications Technology per worker in Canada was only 60% that of the American Worker.

Shortly, Industry Minister Tony Clement will launch a major Canadian wide consultation to addrss the relatively slow take up of technology among Canadian businesses to understand the reasons for this 40% gap.

A new discussion paper will be tabled called the Digital Economy, not a new name, but he is asking anybody who has a point of view on this subject to get involved.

Although Canadians love their blackberries and RIM devices, it is clear that Canadian businesses are not embracing the digital world as rapidly as other competitive nations like the USA are.

Over time, this will have tremendous long -term implications for Canadian businesses.

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