10 Canadian Mobile Consumer and Enterprise Solutions to Watch

Posted by Rob Lewis

Global research powerhouse IDC released their Ten Canadian Mobile Consumer and Enterprise Solutions to Watch list last month. The IDC study profiles 10 relatively small emerging Canadian companies offering mobile consumer and enterprise solutions that they believe have the potential to make an impact in the information and communications technology market.

"Most wireless solutions, with the exception of a few such as email, Internet access, and SMS, are still in the early adopter and early majority stages in Canada," says Krista Napier, analyst, Canadian ICT Innovation and Export at IDC Canada. "Emerging companies looking to quickly establish themselves in the market will need to educate customers and deliver practical and affordable solutions that add value at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Many Canadian companies are doing just that."

The companies to watch are:

The 33-page report was written by IDC Canadian ICT Innovation analyst Krista Napier and it's available for $3,500. Ouch. Copy anyone?

Company:
Contigo Systems Inc.
Website:
http://contigo.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Contigo is a leading provider of location-based services using wireless and GPS technology for asset-tracking, fleet management and personal safety applications. Contigo’s patent-pending platform enables companies and consumers to monitor the assets, vehicles, personnel and loved ones important to them 24/7 via the internet. Contigo’s solutions are distributed across the U.S. and Canada through Contigo’s network... more

Company:
Blackline GPS Corp.
Website:
http://www.blacklinegps.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Blackline GPS is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of cellular and GPS-enabled industrial and commercial-grade equipment. Specializing in employee & lone worker safety monitoring equipment, Blackline has established itself as a leader in the growing safety and lone worker monitoring industries while maintaining a strong position in the vehicle, asset, and shipment tracking industries. Blackline's... more

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Company:
Mobovivo Inc.
Website:
http://www.mobovivo.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mobovivo is a team of TV producers and talented software engineers that turn the TV industries biggest threat - mobile devices pulling audiences away from TV - into their greatest asset - ad revenue. more

Company:
Redwood Technologies
Website:
http://www.redwoodtechnologies.com/
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Redwood Technologies was founded in 2004 with the goal of empowering mobile phone users with the tools they need to make more sense of their phone bill, recover their costs from others, and keep tabs on their mobile activity - all from right there on the handset. The result is momentem™ - a powerful call tagging service for Prosumers. Like all start-ups, Redwood went through the research phase, identifying... more

Company:
Aegis Mobility
Website:
http://www.aegismobility.com
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Aegis Mobility is a leading provider of software for mobile phones to prevent distracted driving. DriveSafer enables employers to actively and passively enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, risk and liability. While the DriveSafer architecture has been designed specifically for enterprise-class solutions, the technology is equally suitable for consumer applications and has been designed to be... more

Company:
Amika Mobile
Website:
http://www.amikamobile.com
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Amika Mobile's team is recognized as pioneering mobile Email-to-SMS and intelligent mobile Internet content solutions. Amika Mobile is a self-funded private corporation with angel investment and investment from the Government of Canada. more

Company:
Complete Innovations Inc.
Website:
http://www.completeinnovations.com
Location:
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Co-owners Tony Lourakis, President and CEO, and Andrew Merisanu, Vice-President of Research & Development, started Complete Innovations Inc. back in 1998 under the name Courier Complete, when they developed the courier industry’s first Microsoft-based software. Today, Complete Innovations Inc. and its international resellers have over 300 customers around the world. Complete Innovations Inc. was recognized by... more

Company:
Unify4Life
Website:
http://www.unify4life.com
Location:
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Unify4Life is dedicated to providing cost effective solutions that will enable your home devices to be controlled by a smartphone. By leveraging the power of the devices in your home together with your BlackBerry smartphone, we give you solutions that are simple to use, easy to setup and most of all convenient. With our applications, your smartphone will naturally become a personally customized interface to all... more

Company:
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
Website:
http://www.intellimec.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

IMS develops intelligent connected car solutions. The Company’s innovative technology includes iLane™, an award-winning Human Machine Interface (HMI) for in-vehicle media, messaging, and location-based services. It also includes DriveSync®, a Machine to Machine (M2M) platform that powers Usage-Based Insurance (UBI), Road Tolling, and Fleet Intelligence, and management programs, globally. IMS has a unique approach... more


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