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Microsoft is making gains in the classroom, while Apple falls to a distant third place
Over the past couple of years, Chromebooks have slowly taken over the education market in the US, forcing Microsoft and Apple to change their strategies. This week, a new report from Futuresource Consulting is giving us new hard data about how Microsoft, Google and Apple perform in the US K-12 sector and the rest of the world (via MacRumors). According to the report, PC sales in the US K-12 sector went from 10.7 million units in 2015 to 12.6 million in 2016. Year-over-year, Windows maintained its 22% market share while Chromebooks rose from 50% to 58% in the same period. “The strong combination of affordable devices, productivity tools via G-Suite, easy integration with third party platforms/tools, task management/distribution via Google Classroom and easy device management remains extremely popular with US teachers and IT buyers alike," explained the consulting company.
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