IDC Canada has highlighted ten emerging Canadian software companies in a new research study (press release; research store). According to IDC, these companies have “the potential to make an impact in the information and communications technology (ICT) market”.
I haven’t gotten my hands on the study but a ComputerWorld Canada article provides some very high level pointers on criteria and take-aways. In the article, executives from a few of the selected companies talk about what they see as key factors to success, including:
- Networking through industry associations and research groups
- Seeking the right partnerships
- Building a strong customer base
- Staying close and listening to the customers while keeping an eye on the evolving market
- Clarity of vision
The ten Canadian companies examined in the study are: