Chromebook Demand Rises and Sales Predicted to Keep Climbing – CTL COO Erik Stromquist Quoted in CRN.com
Erik Stromquist, CTL’s Chief Operating Officer was quoted in a recent CRN.com article about the increased Chromebook demand. The May 21 article, by Lindsey O’Donnell, reported that market research firm Gartner predicts global Chromebook sales to climb 27 percent in 2015 over last year. According to the CRN.com article, Gartner is expecting Chromebook demand to increase. Chromebook sales in North America are predicted to shoot up from 4.8 million in 2014 to 6 million in 2015, according to Gartner. Read the entire article at ctl.re/mxhq8w
“Customers like Chrome because of the ease of use and the Google ecosystem that goes along with it. The devices are great too — they’re well-designed and they use Google apps, which make the system very popular with education in particular,” Stromquist said in the article. Stromquist attributes the success of Chromebooks to low prices, more powerful processors and larger screen sizes. While many screen sizes are typically 11.6 inches, there is a surge in demand for larger 14- or 15-inch screens, he said.
At CTL, Chromebook demand has definitely increased over the past year. CTL has been selling the NL6 Education Chromebook since June of 2014 and has seen it grow in popularity among educators for its rugged design, Intel Quad Core processor, rotating camera, carry handle and fast boot time of less than 8 seconds. Last month, CTL rolled out two new Chromebooks, the J2 and J4 Chromebooks for Education. These powerful, cost-effective Chromebooks feature a Quad Core Cortex A-17 RK3288 C-Processor, lightweight design and all-day battery life. All of CTL’s Chromebooks are backed by enterprise level support and service such as extended warranty options, white glove provisioning and full color logo painting. These devices can be bundled with Chrome Device Management licenses, Hapara licences, and Pearson Education Software and eTextbooks. In addition Chromebook customers can receive a year of Securly content filtering and analysis, which allows schools and parents to easily set automatic website and app filtering policies.