This IDC study focuses on the education sector in Australia, providing a map of where short- and longer-term opportunities can be found and highlighting the purchasing patterns for products and services by market. This study is part of a series of reports focusing on specific vertical markets. Actual ICT market sizing and IT market shares are provided for 2H11, along with the forecasts in 2012–2016, including compound annual growth rates (CAGRs). This study aims to provide insights into the future areas of opportunity in the communications and media sector, highlighting areas of growth and analysing the factors influencing the decision-making processes of ICT spenders.
"The investments in the ICT infrastructure of the education sector by the Australian government, such as the national broadband network (NBN) and the various components of the Digital Education Revolution (DER), are enabling the digital delivery of education over the cloud infrastructure for all students (even in the remote regions) in Australia," says David So, head of Vertical Markets, IDC Australia. "In addition, iPads and tablet PCs are increasingly becoming 'digital school bags' that are acting as 'thin clients' for the education of students when connected over the Internet. As such, IDC believes there are substantial opportunities for ICT vendors to capture in the Australian education sector."
Dell Inc., Oracle Corporation, SAP AG, IBM, Unisys Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Symantec Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, CSG Limited, Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation
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