Network of strategically interconnected businesses and associated institutions in a particular geographic area<br />Connected by their markets, products and services, as well as their suppliers, trade associations and educational institutions<br />Definition of a Cluster<br />
Factor Conditions<br />Toronto ranks second lowest amongst the top North American metropolitan areas <br />There are approximately 3,400 ICT companies in the GTA<br />Third largest ICT cluster in North America<br />Demand Conditions<br />Growing demand for ITC products & services<br />The most heavy users of ICT products & services are corporate headquarters, financial institutions & the media industry<br />Diamond Model<br />
Related & Supporting Industries<br />The ICT industry is fully integrated with the rest of the economy<br />Toronto economy provides a market for ICT products and the services<br />Company strategy, structure and rivalry<br />The GTA has the largest concentration of private ICT facilities in Canada and the third largest in North America<br />Toronto's competitive advantage is its depth and diversity of its ICT operations<br />Expert talent, high-speed communications, industry-leading R&D and a reputation as the most cost-effective business centre in North America have made Toronto a global hub for ICT<br />Diamond Model<br />
Wireless Innovations<br />CIBC<br />iLane and DriveSafe<br />Green ICT<br />ICT reduced the amount of waste<br />Upcoming Events<br />Cloud Camp<br />Enable U<br />360 conference<br />Current News<br />
CIBC<br />With CIBC Mobile Banking, you can complete everyday banking transactions on many models of mobile phones including iPhone® and BlackBerry®2 smartphones<br />iLane and DriveSafe<br />This innovation came from ICT company, just like another similar Waterloo’s software iLane, and is supposed to help avoid incidents on the road<br />Wireless Innovations<br />
From the simplest solutions to the most complex, ICT plays an integral role in the solutions to climate change and in reducing our impact on the planet<br />The application of RFIDs and online tracking can streamline the supply chain and significantly reduce the environmental impact of business<br />ICT helps to be more GREEN<br />
CloudCamp<br />CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment<br />Location:April 6th, 2010Toronto, Canada<br />Upcoming Events<br />
Enable U in Waterloo<br />Enable U is a gathering designed to have an immediate and lasting effect on you, your organization and in your community. Build a successful tech industry. Build successful enabling organizations<br />Tuesday March 23, 2010 Wednesday March 24, 2010 <br />The Waterloo Inn and Conference Centre<br />Upcoming Events<br />
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