Data crunch: Increased cloud computing services and growing efficiencies will drive demand

The Data Processing and Hosting Services industry provides services related to hosting or data processing used for a variety of IT-related activities, ranging from web hosting to automated data entry services. During the past five years, the industry performed well as businesses have increasingly outsourced information technology (IT) infrastructure needs. Industry services, which are provided on a subscription basis, have been in strong demand during the current five-year period. Greater investment in the outsourcing of application hosting to specialized companies as an alternative to in-house hosting is expected to boost demand for industry services. The next five years are expected to be largely positive for the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
20,523
Businesses
3,289
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many companies have moved away from internal IT management, outsourcing their IT needs to industry operators
  • The largest percentage of revenue comes from major corporations with high data volumes
  • The increase in outsourcing is expected to generate strong demand for data processing services
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Data Processing and Hosting Services industry in Canada has grown in the past five years, as industry services are becoming more popular with companies seeking to outsource data services amid rapidly rising caches of consumer and financial data. Bolstering this positive environment, IBISWorld expects the number of businesses to rise an annualized 1.7% over the five years to 2018. Plus, skyrocketing demand for e-commerce, with a projected growth at an annualized rate of 11.6% during the same period, is expected to expand the data requirements of large and small companies alike as they traverse the dynamic retail landscape. Fur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from e-commerce and online auctions and Demand from professional, scientific and technical services in the Data Processing & Hosting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide specialized data processing or hosting activities. Data processing services provide specialized reports from information supplied by clients. Hosting services can include web and application hosting and range from automated data entry to processing such data. This industry does not include the websites themselves or the revenue earned by their owners.

    Industry Products
  • Business process management and website hosting services
  • Application service provisioning services
  • Data storage and management services
  • Information and document transformation services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Application hosting
  • Application service provider services
  • Data entry services
  • Data processing computer services
  • Data processing
  • Database management
  • Web hosting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from e-commerce and online auctions
  • Demand from professional, scientific and technical services
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of mobile telephone subscriptions
  • Demand from it consulting

  • Current Performance
  • Big Data
  • Expanding markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing investment
  • Structural changes and new products
  • An expanding landscape
  • Table: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Finance and Insurance In Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Internet Publishing & Broadcasting in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing in Canada
  • IT Consulting in Canada
  • Software Publishing in Canada
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Application service provisioning services
  • Information and document transformation services
  • Data storage and management services
  • Business process management and website hosting services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic factors
  • Global IT market

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Sales outside Canada
  • Government, nonprofit and other public institutions
  • Individuals and households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationRent and utilitiesMarketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Data Processing & Hosting Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    IBM Canada Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company,
  • Table: IBM Canada Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Data Processing & Hosting Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of fixed broadband connections (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Application Service Provider (Asp)
  • A business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network.
  • Artificial Intelligence (Ai)
  • Connected to machine learning, AI refers to technology that can learn on its own, perceiving its environment and reacting to external stimuli.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computing model in which companies' computer applications are hosted in outside servers accessible via the internet and managed by third-party firms.
  • Data Warehousing
  • The collection of data and the establishment of a common format for different data sets to permit them to work together and be stored in one place.
  • Information Technology (It)
  • The acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by microelectronics-based computing and telecommunications.
  • Machine Learning
  • A branch of computer science that uses statistical methods to give computers the ability to improve performance with data without being programmed to do so each time new data is inputted.
  • Outsourcing
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier. Outsource is always written as one word without a hyphen.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • Software that is deployed over the internet and runs behind a firewall in a person's local area network or personal computer.
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