THE IT Trends
Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 3/9/2017

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  • Chromebooks Surge in Schools as Apple Slides

    Google's Chromebooks gained a majority share of the K–12 mobile device market in the last year, pushing back Apple's iPad even further, while Microsoft Windows devices held steady in second place. Overall, the K–12 mobile device market saw double-digit growth in device shipments.


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  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017

    A new spending analysis from International Data Corp (IDC) predicts worldwide revenues will double this year — from $6.1 billion in 2016 to 13.9 billion in 2017. Furthermore, AR/VR spending is expected to accelerate over the next several years, achieving a CAGR of 198 percent over the 2015-2020 forecast period and reaching $143.3 billion in 2020.

  • Report: iPad, Mac Use Growing in K–12

    Ninety percent of K-12 schools in a recent survey said they use Apple's iPad to enhance learning, while 70 percent use Mac devices. Plus, 83 percent of schools saw an increase in Mac adoption, while 81 percent of schools reported an increase in iPad adoption over the previous year.

  • Report: Smartphone Market to Make a Comeback in 2017

    Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound with single-digit growth. Android devices will comprise a majority share of the smartphone market, followed by Apple and Microsoft in third place, with smartphone shipments forecast to reach 1.53 billion units in 2017.

  • Report: Wearables Continue Counting Off Growth

    The wearables market retains its steady growth, rising 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year.

  • Virtual Schools Market in North America Expected to Grow 13% by 2021

    The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2021.


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