“All regions experienced major growth last year, spread across multiple countries rather than localized hotspots,” says Colin Messenger, Senior Consultant, Futuresource. “Back in 2005 only three countries sold more than 10,000 IWBs; last year we saw 12 countries hit this level. Driven by continued technological developments, our projections show that one in six classrooms will have an interactive whiteboard by 2012. There is a justifiably strong mood of optimism amongst manufacturers.”
In the 66 countries covered within the Futuresource report, Messenger calculates there are over 31 million classrooms, a huge market potential for companies operating within this sector.
“Our research has shown there have been no real signs of recession in education technology,” says Messenger. “Few markets hold the promise of education, where we’ll see very strong sales growth for at least the next five years.”
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