US education institutions IT spending to reach $6.6 bn in 2015

US higher education institutions to spend $6.6 billion on IT in 2015, said IDC Government Insights.

According to IDC, institutes will invest in enterprise networks and higher end notebook computers.

IDC said California will spend $2.3 billion in 2015 followed by Texas with $1.2 billion and New York $1.1 billion.

In 2015, US K-12 schools will spend about $4.7 billion on IT for general PC upgradation and applications said IDC.

With $552 million, tablets and e-readers will grow by 8 percent across all education levels and types by the end of 2015.

Meanwhile spending on notebook computers will decline to 6.9 percent in 2015.

“While the drop in PC spending was a bit surprising last year, we expect tablet computers to have a bright future in education, particularly for use in science classes and for one-off training via apps,” said Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights.

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