- IDC Government Insights expects network and laptop purchases by higher education IT departments to drive spending growth across the sector to $6.6 billion.
- Channelnomics reports that California, Texas, and New York are expected to be the top spenders, with $2.3 billion, $1.2 billion, and $1.1 billion in projected spending, respectively.
- The growth in IT spending in higher education is attributed to the recovering economy and government investment through grants, according to the article.
Last year, IDC noted a drop in spending on PCs, but this year’s forecast includes growth on the tablet side — specifically with high-end notebooks. The spending analysis outlines a shift in higher education and general technology use overall. More money for IT departments also highlights the overall growth in investment in higher education more broadly. While there are several states facing funding cuts across the sector, most are seeing slow and steady increases.