Toronto ICT Cluster Information and Communication Technology Daniel Silverman Seneca College MRK625MS 2009
What is a cluster?
A cluster is an assortment of companies and
industries that are interconnected by the markets
they serve and the products they produce.
- Toronto’s ICT offerings are so vast that a large
portion of its firms are internationally and globally
Two Major Competing Clusters & Finland ICT Switzerland ICT
Size of Toronto’s ICT Cluster City of Toronto GTA Number of companies 1,685 3,362 Number of employees 75,000 148,000
Toronto’s Major Players
Toronto Labeled LED City
LED light technology, particularly when used at the city-wide level, has been known to consume 90% less electrical energy and the lights last longer than incandescent lighting.
All lights within the CN Tower have been switched over to LED light technology. This change alone has worked to save the city of Toronto 50% of their energy use and costs on an annual basis.
Toronto serves as shining example to other cities around the world that every step toward better energy conservation is a step toward environmental consciousness and cost savings.
Toronto business creates new wave of communication A rapidly growing social media tool is Rypple. The foundation of Rypple is to get you quick, specific and private feedback from trusted advisers and co-workers to make you a more productive worker. Rypple is an online company that puts people first and provides its members with the ability to receive feedback from people they work with in the hopes that the individuals asking the questions obtain insightful, useful, and most importantly helpful feedback in which the person can apply.
May 7 th , 2009
One time event
Consists of small to medium sized businesses interested in showcasing their technologies such as laptops, education and training electronic, multimedia software, printers, scanners, wireless technologies, and telecommunication products.
June 8 th , 2009
Businesses seeking solutions for security, border control and IT
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