IT World Canada: LinuxWorld: Canadian Business “Lags” in Productivity and Investment

“Canadian business got yet another smack from analysts for
lagging the U.S. in productivity and investment in new technology
at the LinuxWorld and NetworkWorld Canada conference underway in
Toronto this week.

“James Sharp, vice-president of customer segments research at
IDC Canada, made his case with a blitz of statistics. The Canadian
economy may look healthy today, he said, but underlying weaknesses
are obscured by recent hikes in the Canadian–U.S. dollar
exchange rate. There is a systemic lack of innovation in Canada, he

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