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New K-12 Mobile PC Report Confirms 2018 Growth and Upbeat Future

The global K-12 mobile PC market continues to develop, with annual shipments exceeding 29 million units for the first time last year, according to the latest K-12 market report from Futuresource Consulting....

39% Global Value Increase in Interactive Display Sales in 2018

Interactive Flat Panel Displays (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2018 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 83% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs, increasing from 73% last year, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting....

Bett 2019: The Now and Next of Edtech

As the education sector gears up for this year’s Bett show, exploring the role of technology and innovation, Futuresource Consulting identifies the key trends and devices to watch out for....

The US K-12 Education Market Beats Forecast in Q3

Sales of Mobile PCs* into the US K-12 market increased in the third quarter of 2018, with shipments growing 10% year-on-year. This follows growth of only 3% in Q2. With the penetration of mobile PC devices used by US teachers and students above 50%...

K-12 Education Market Continues to Provide Growth Opportunities to PC OEMs and the Major OS Providers

Sales of Mobile PCs* into the K-12 education sector continue to rise in H1 2018, with annual shipments growing 4.6% year-on-year in the second quarter, reaching 6.5 million units, up from 5.5 million...

Global K-12 Mobile PC Education Market Continues Growth Momentum

Positive Outlook for the Global K-12 Education Market Projected in 2018 due to Large National Projects in Emerging Markets and the USA Maintaining Growth Momentum.

Global K-12 Mobile PC Market Projected to Pick Up in 2018

Global sales of Mobile PCs into the K-12 market increased in 2017, with annual shipments growing 11% year-on-year, reaching 29.2 million units, up from 26.3 million in 2016...

16% Increase in Interactive Flat Panel Display Sales in 2017 Globally

Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2017 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 73% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs...

BETT 2018 Key Trends

As London's educational technology (Ed Tech) show, BETT 2018, opens its doors for another year, the Ed Tech team at Futuresource Consulting wanted to highlight some key areas and trends in this space...

Mobile PC Sales in to US K-12 Education Starting to Slow

Following multiple years of strong double-digit growth, the market for Mobile PCs* into the US K-12 education sector is showing signs of maturity, as penetration is starting to reach relatively high levels...

VR in Education: Genuine Learning Applications but Commercialisation Unclear

Immersive technologies are creating whole new EdTech worlds and opportunities for learning, yet monetisation models need to be established...

Microsoft's Big Education Announcement - Some Thoughts on What to Expect

Under the moniker of 'Learn What's Next' Microsoft has scheduled a major PR event for Tuesday May 2nd with CEO Satya Nadella expected to present. Microsoft has given some clues as to the announcement, by referencing its Education hashtag #MicrosoftEDU...

US K-12 Education Digital Management Platforms & Tools Market to Grow

The adoption of mobile PC's in classrooms, the digitisation of content, a growing reliance on cloud services and a high penetration of smart devices amongst parents, teachers and students are just some of the catalysts for change...

Sales of Mobile PCs into the US K-12 Education Market Continue to Grow

Sales of Mobile PCs* into the US K-12 sector continued to develop in 2016, with annual shipments growing 18% year-on-year in 2016, reaching 12.6 million units, up from 10.7 million in 2015...

1 Million Interactive Flat Panel Display Sales in 2016 Globally

Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2016 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 68% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs...

Sales of Personal PCs into Global K-12 Education Market

The Futuresource K-12 report tracks global device sales and shows that the first half of 2016 fell by 12% in comparison to the first half of 2015, 12.4 million units compared to 14 million...

Taiwanese Giant Foxconn Acquire 66.7% Stake in SMART

Now the doors to the American AV tradeshow Infocomm2016 have opened, the industry will be taking in the recent news of the acquisition of the interactive whiteboard manufacturer SMART by the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which now owns a 66.67% stake in its business...

Global K-12 Education Market Projected to Slow in 2016

Futuresource Consulting is projecting a difficult year for the sales of personal computers into the K-12 education sector*, with the status of several large scale national tenders uncertain due to unstable economic conditions. This Futuresource K-12 report tracks global device sales and shows that 2015 saw strong double digit growth in shipments compared to 2014, the first quarter of the year fell by more than 15% to 4.8 million units compared to the same period in 2015 with the largest declines taking place in Latin America...

Global Projector Market Value Dives Three Times the Pace of Volume in CYQ1 2016

Futuresource Consulting has published its latest quarterly Worldwide (WW) Projector Market report, and one of the key findings is that the market's value decline continues to rapidly outpace volume – leading to fears that certain vendors will struggle to maintain a presence in the mainstream market. In Q1 2016 the WW projector market declined 3% year on year (YoY) to 1.73 million units, with value tumbling three times this pace at 9%, to $1.9 billion...

Education Technology Hardware Spend in K-12 Increases by 7% in 2015

Futuresource Consulting, the leading provider of education technology research, has published its annual strategic technology in education report, delivering a fully-comprehensive view of the global education landscape...

Personal Computer Sales to K-12 Education Continue to Rise as OS War Hots Up

Adoption of personal computers within the K-12 education sector continued to increase across 2015, with shipments of devices rising more than 12% globally according to the recently published Futuresource Consulting 'Personal Computing in K-12 Education – Q4 2015 Market Track' report. Global shipments reached 29.6 million units in 2015, up from 26.4 million in 2014...

Interactive Flat Panel Sales Double with Over 800,000 Sold in 2015

Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) have been a major success story in 2015. By Q4, 59% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs. The growth has been explosive from 18% in 2013, 33% in 2014 to 57% in 2015. This growth is forecast to continue up to 82% by 2020. The interactive whiteboard (IWB), the original technology, is in decline but combined the two technologies contributed to 1.5 million displays in 2015...

BETT 2016 - Futuresource Show Round Up

As the doors to the colossal #Bett2016 #EdTech show are now closed, the Futuresource team are keen to share their key takeaways in this downloadable show report. The Futuresource BETT 2016 Show Report provides a snapshot of the leading product launches and main 'talking-points' captured across the 800 stands and countless presentations at the major global education show in London's Excel...

Press Commentary - What to Expect at BETT 2016

The Futuresource #Edtech team is all set to charge the halls of this year's #BETT2016 in London's Excel. The team always revels in the chance to emerge themselves in cutting edge innovation and experiment with the latest gadgets, products, platforms and content that is being propelled into the #Edtech space. In anticipation of this imminent exploration and celebration of all things #Edtech, Futuresource Consulting would like to share its thoughts on some of the pioneering technologies that are expected to be in the limelight this year...

Microsoft Expected to Fight Back in Global K-12 Market in 2016

The past few years has seen Google gain rapid traction in the US market with its Chrome OS (Via Chromebooks) coming at the expense of both Microsoft and Apple. Q3 saw Chromebooks reach over 50% of sales for the first time (51% of US Qtr 3 2015 K-12 sales) with 1.63 million units sold of the total market...

Chromebooks Now Account for 49% of Total US Q2 Shipments to K-12 Schools

The global uptake of personal computers within the K-12 education sector continues to grow with Q2 2015 providing the biggest quarter to date. Shipments reached more than 8.6 million units according to Futuresource's Personal Computing in K-12 Education Track – Q2 2015 report, which saw 'YoY' growth reach 4% globally when compared to the same period in 2014...

Another Record Quarter for the Interactive Displays Market

The interactive whiteboard market has grown at a tremendous pace over the last decade. Initially major uptake was in the UK, Mexico and the USA, but they have now become common place across the globe...

The Global Interactive Displays Market Smashes Q1 2015 Records

According to the latest global interactive display report from Futuresource Consulting, the market has seen unprecedented growth with a staggering 42% ('YoY') growth due to the 300,000 displays being shipped in just Q1 2015...

Universe of K-12 Education Technology Spend 2015 - Competition Continues to Flourish

Futuresource Consulting has released its latest K-12 education technology report exploring the opportunities and global value of the classroom technology hardware market, which reached $14.9 billion in 2014, a 16% increase on 2013...

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