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eHealth in Canada: Variations on a Theme 
by Michael Martineau

For over fifteen years Branham Group Inc. has offered insight and advice on various markets to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) vendors worldwide. Eighteen months ago, inspired by a child's comments on the adult world he observed, Branham began a journey that resulted in the first comprehensive national assessment on the use of ICT in Canadian hospitals.

 

2005 was a Tumultuous Year 
by Adnan Rahman

2005 was yet another eventful year both nationally and globally. From hurricanes to earthquakes, and from Gomery to Gun Registry, much has occurred. The year also showed the continuous upward trend in the Canadian Information Technology (IT) sector. Industry Canada has reported positive statistics that correlate with the results of the Branham300 companies: since 2001 the GDP of Canada’s High Technology specifically involved in IT has grown by 18% while the Canadian economy's output has grown by 12.7%.

 

Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) – Current Market Opportunities 
by Branham Group

The electronic manufacturing services industry is one that continues to mature while remaining highly competitive. Players in this segment are forever trying to differentiate themselves through value added services and innovative costing methodologies in attempts of increasing their overall customer footprint. As part of its ongoing market assessment initiatives Branham Group is tracking current buyer behavior and satisfaction rates as inputs to an overall needs assessment for the sector.

 

Open Source Portals - Market Overview and Competitive Landscape 
by Branham Group

The open source portal market is one that continues to grow at a rapid pace. There are many vendors that compete in this segment, offering a variety of solutions to customers on a global scale. As part of its ongoing market assessment initiatives Branham Group is tracking developments in this highly evolving segment of IT.

 

Hosted E-Commerce Solutions - Market Overview and Competitive Landscape 
by Branham Group

The hosted e-commerce solutions market is one that continues to garner increased attention as customers explore lower cost alternatives to traditional off the shelf offerings. There are many vendors that play a role in this ever evolving segment, offering a variety of solutions to customers on a global scale. As part of its ongoing market assessment initiatives Branham Group is tracking developments in this highly evolving segment of IT.

 

Survival Guide for Conducting Business in Canada 
by Branham Group

Branham Group has recently completed an in-depth survival guide for IT businesses looking to conduct business in Canada. Our survival guide can help mitigate the numerous risks associated with expanding into a foreign country; while also providing resources to answer specific future questions.

 

IBM vs. Microsoft Developer Productivity Study 
by Branham Group

This study provides a comparison of various productivity efficiencies and techniques between the IBM® J2EE and Microsoft® .NET development environments, through the creation of a real life web-based application. The main goal of the study was to assess which development environment is more productive for constructing robust server side applications (IBM or Microsoft).

 

eHealth coming to Canada 
by Michael Martineau

When asked to conjure an image of the typical physician, most people will describe a person wearing a white lab coat, with a stethoscope around their neck and a chart in their hands. This simple image neatly captures three key activities performed by the doctor, namely, the collection of data (using instruments such as the stethoscope), the recording of information (usually onto a paper chart) and the analysis of the information (using the doctor’s training and experience) to make a diagnosis.

 

Symantec 2005 - Pulse of IT Security in Canada - Volume III 
by Branham Group

With attacks on IT infrastructures on the rise and continued discovery of vulnerabilities and exploits, attention continues to be focused on more effective ways of preventing and managing breaches in IT security. The annual Symantec Pulse of IT Security in Canada survey, now in its third year, assesses how key decision makers view and respond to IT security challenges in Canadian enterprises. This report highlights changes over the past 12 months.

 

2004 Was A Year Of Success and 2005 Is Already Looking Good 
by Wayne Gudbranson, President & CEO

In 2004, the top IT companies produced, on average, a 12% increase in revenues. And these increases were experienced by companies ranking throughout the top 250 positions. It is nonetheless impressive that these companies generated on average 12% higher revenues than 2003 given that Canada on average experienced a little more than 2.7% growth; we can certainly be delighted with these results. This article is also available in the March/April 2005 edition of Backbone Magazine.

 

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