Futuresource predicts education IT spend will double by 2015

Futuresource consulting has published a new report covering education hardware, which predicts a doubling of worldwide spend by 2015.

In 2011 worldwide IT hardware spend was estimated at $9.5bn and the report this figure to increase 100% by 2015.

In the classroom display category it’s expected that the dominant position of interactive whiteboards will come under sustained pressure from alternative solutions and display technologies.

Voting and other similar single use systems are also expected to come under pressure from multi-purpose mobile devices such as tablet PCs and phones.

Another key trend identified in the report is a desire from education establishments to streamline their supply structure, demanding integrated solutions and greater product choice as well as a more inclusive approach to channel and reseller relationships.