LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Latin American Consumers Ready for Smart Home

Thursday 9th February 2017 — London, Miami, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago — Over three quarters of consumers surveyed in Latin America’s leading economies say they want to know more about Smart Home products, according to a survey announced today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company at the GTDC LatAm Conference in Miami, USA.

Latin American Consumers Ready for Smart Home


Consumer PC sales soft but commercial sales up at end of 2016

London, 26th January 2017 - The growth in volume sales of PCs (desktops, notebooks and workstations) across Western European distributors was affected by a soft consumer performance in the Q4 2016 holiday season, even though commercial sales continued to grow,according to the latest data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

Consumer PC sales soft but commercial sales up at end of 2016


Global Desktop 3D Printer Market Rises +27% in 2016

Las Vegas, London, 3rd January 2016 - Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +25% year-todate(YTD) through the first three quarters of 2016 thanks again to shipments of low pricedPersonal/Desktop 3D Printers, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT marketresearch company.

Global Desktop 3D Printer Market Rises +27% in 2016


Growth Slows in Metal 3D Printer Shipments in 1H’16

London, 15th November 2016 – Worldwide shipments of 3D Printing machines which produce metal parts were up +17% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period one year ago despite the woes in the overall Industrial/Professional 3D Printer market, according to figures released today by IT Market research company CONTEXT.

Growth Slows in Metal 3D Printer Shipments in 1H’16


Desktop 3D Printers Drive Global Market Growth +14% in First Half of 2016

LONDON, 19th October 2016- Worldwide unit shipments of 3D Printers rose +14% in the first half of 2016 compared to a year ago, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company.

CONTEXTQ2_16 total Market Findings-final


Powder Bed 3D Printing Solutions on the Rise

London, 8th September 2016- Powder Bed Fusion 3D printers accounted for 40% of the global revenues from Industrial/Professional* 3D Printer shipments in 1H’16, and are set to rise further, according to data released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company.

CONTEXTQ2_16 Powder Bed Fusion on the rise Sept2016


Channel to Print Vendors: Make Labels Clearer to Halt Illegal Toner Trade

London, 1st August 2016 - European channel players believe print manufacturers could do “a lot more” to stop counterfeit toner cartridges flooding the market, primarily through clearer labelling, according to the latest ChannelWatch report from CONTEXT.

CONTEXTChannelwatch_printconsumables_FINALJuly2016


Channel Gives Thumbs-Up to Dell-EMC Deal but has Mixed Feelings About HP Demerger

London, 7th July, 2016 - The channel in Western Europe was happy with the performance of its distributors over the past year, and of Dell’s recent move to buy EMC, but took a mixed view when it came to HP’s ongoing demerger, according to European IT research firm CONTEXT.

CONTEXTCW-Umbrella-July2016


Global 3D Printer Market Up +9% in Q1’16 but industrial segment sees decline

London, 13th July 2016- Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +9% in Q1’16 compared to a year ago, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company.

CONTEXTQ1_16 total Market Findings3DJuly2016


Virtual Reality awareness reaches tipping point, as UK consumers excited by entertainment, sport and education potential

London, 5th July 2016 - Virtual Reality is no longer the preserve of gamers. Research from CONTEXT, the leading European IT market analysis company, suggests that three in four UK consumers have heard of the technology.

CONTEXT VR survey press release July2016


Global 3D Printer Market Forecast to reach $17.8B by 2020

Drupa, Dusseldorf, 1st June 2016 - The Worldwide 3D Printer market (including Printers, Materials and Services) is set to reach $17.8B over the next five years, according to latest figures by CONTEXT, the global market research firm.

CONTEXT 3D Print Forecast June2016.pdf 


Tablet Sales Plummet in Western Europe as PC Buyers Go For Convertibles and 2-in-1s

London, 22nd February 2016 - The popularity of tablets in Western Europe has declined dramatically over the past year, with consumers increasingly focusing on alternatives like 2-in-1 detachables and convertible notebooks, according to market research firm CONTEXT.


Western Europe Distributor PC Sales Growth Improves in Q4 2015

London, 27th January 2016 - PC sales through Western Europe's top IT distributors improved in the final quarter of 2015 according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company.

CONTEXTQ4 2015 Western Europe Distributor PC Sales Growth Jan2016.pdf 


Global 3D Printer Market Up +35% in 2015 on the back of B2B Purchases of Personal/Desktop Printers

London, 4th January 2016 -Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +35% year-to-date (YTD) through the first three quarters of 2015 on the back of shipments of low priced Personal/Desktop 3D Printers, according to figures released today by CONTEXT.

CONTEXT20153D Printer Market SharesJan2016.pdf


Western Europe Distributor PC Sales Growth Improves in Q4 2015

London, 27th January 2016 - PC sales through Western Europe's top IT distributors improved in the final quarter of 2015 according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company.

CONTEXTQ4 2015 Western Europe Distributor PC Sales Growth Jan2016.pdf


Global 3D Printer Market Up +35% in 2015 on the back of B2B Purchases of Personal/Desktop Printers

London, 4th January 2016 -Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +35% year-to-date (YTD) through the first three quarters of 2015 on the back of shipments of low priced Personal/Desktop 3D Printers, according to figures released today by CONTEXT.

CONTEXT20153D Printer Market SharesJan2016.pdf


Digital Signage and Interactive Displays Drive 15% Unit Growth in EMEA Sales of Large-Format Displays in Q3 2015

London, 24th November 2015 - Vendor unit shipments of large-format displays (LFDs) across EMEA were up +15% in Q3 2015 compared to the same period last year as more digital signage solutions were installed and more interactive ultra-large displays were sold.

CONTEXTDigital SignageNov2015.pdf


Distribution sales of Laser MFPs increase by +12% year-on-year across Western Europe in early Q3 2015

London, 9th October 2015 - Unit sales of laser multi-function printers (MFPs) through Western Europe's IT distributors continue to grow (+12%) year-on-year in the first 10 weeks of Q3 2015, driven mainly by sales of colour MFPs, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company.

CONTEXT Laser MFPsOct2015.pdf


Desktop 3D Printer market grows slowly while industrial sales stall

London, 3rd September 2015 - Growth in the Desktop/Personal segment of the 3D printer market continued in Q2 2015, while the Industrial/Professional segment stalled, according to CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company.

CONTEXT3DPrintingReleaseSept2015.pdf


Inkjet MFPs help push W European Distribution Printer sales
up in Q2 2015

London, 19th August 2015 - Printer Hardware unit sales by Western Europe's IT distributors continued to steady as sales increased by +1% year-on-year in Q2 2015, driven mainly by multi-function devices, according to data published by CONTEXT, the leading European IT market analysis company.

CONTEXTInkjet MFPsSalesAug2015.pdf


Shining a light on Smart Home with new Smart Home Research Group

London, 28th July 2015 - For the first time, three of Europe's leading Smart Home Associations have come together under the common banner of the Smart Home Research Group, formed by the UK's Smart Home & Buildings Association ("SH&BA"), France's Fédération Française de Domotique ("FFD") and Germany's Smart Home Initiative Deutschland ("SHID").

CONTEXTSmart Home Research GroupJuly2015.pdf


Global Desktop 3D Printer Shipments more than double in Q1 2015

London, 27th July 2015 - Global shipments of Personal/Desktop 3D Printers, priced under $5,000, rose by 24% in Q1 2015, resulting in a 114% year-on-year increase as more brands enter the market, global channels expand and successfully crowd funded efforts ship, according to data soon to be published by CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company.

CONTEXTGlobal Desktop 3D Printer Shipments more than double in Q1 2015-July2015.pdf


 

 

CONTEXT RESEARCH UPDATES

CONTEXT Research Updates are drawn from a full suite of analysis tools covering the whole IT supply chain supported by our range of data services which include CONTEXT SalesWatch Shipments (quarterly vendor sell-in), CONTEXT SalesWatch Distribution (weekly distributor sell-through including data from Global Technology Distribution Council (www.gtdc.org) members across Europe), CONTEXT MarketWatch (monthly reseller, retailer, etailer sell-out) and CONTEXT PriceWatch (List, Trade, Street and Promotion pricing).

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Enterprise

SSDs Retain Top Position in Dedicated Storage Environments

17th October 2016

 

Imaging

W Europe Printer Sales via Distribution Down -2% led by MFPs

14th October 2016


3D Printing

Growth Slows in Metal 3D Printer Shipments in 1H’16

22nd November 2016

 

 

 

 


CONTEXT EVENTS

CONTEXT IT Channel Briefing

The CONTEXT IT Channel Briefing takes place every three months and provides our customers with a review of market performances, highlighting key trends and market developments across 14 major European countries.


CONTEXT Partner Conferences

CONTEXT has developed a series of client events and workshops in collaboration with leading organisations such as DISTREE for distribution and others for Retail in CONTEXT, including Melco, Spain, and Business in CONTEXT.   If you would like further information, please contact marketing@contextworld.com


CONTEXT Channel Conferences

Over the course of the year, we partner with a number of industry organisations to host a number of conferences relevant to channel communities across Europe.  CONTEXT  hosted a successful workshop in collaboration with Channel Partner in October 2014 in Madrid, attended by over 100 vendors and distributors in Spain.   


Industry Events

CONTEXT attends a number of key industry events each year and has hosted a series of workshops dedicated to our market.  We recently hosted the successful Smart Channels Summit: "Smart Channels: retailing Connected Devices, Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT)", which was held at DISTREE Monaco inFebruary 2015.  Please check for future events or contact a member of the team at: marketing@contextworld.com

 

 

CONTEXT IT CHANNEL BRIEFING Q4 2016

The CONTEXT European IT Channel Briefing Q4 2016 took place on Tuesday 24 January and featured key trends for the ICT distribution in Q4 2016, as well as offering guidance for the months ahead.

 

What was covered?

// CONTEXT Senior Analysts assessed the main drivers of Q4 performance, in terms of business impact on the overall ICT sector, and the respective performance in key sectors: Personal Systems, Displays, Imaging and Enterprise, as well as offering guidance for the months ahead.

 

// Adam Simon, CONTEXT Global Managing Director, also joined to provide insight from the latest Omnichannel Survey, highlighting opportunities for distributors and vendors.

 

For more information

For further details on the CONTEXT IT Channel Briefing Q4 2016 or if you missed the CONTEXT IT Channel Briefing, please contact a member of the marketing team, Theo Gibbons at (tgibbons@contextworld.com).

 

 

CONTEXT CHANNEL CONFERENCES

Over 100 senior professionals in the world's leading channel and vendor organisations, joined CONTEXT and Channel Partner to host a one day event held in Madrid.  The forum discussed opportunities and business trends in light of the current economic client in Spain. 

 

Delegates also heard from top vendors Canon, LG, Intel, Samsung and Toshiba who demonstrated the key elements on the road to recovery.  CONTEXT shared the results of the CONTEXT ChannelWatch 2014 survey; which at 1309 is the largest sample in the world of it's type.

 

CONTEXT ChannelWatch is an annual survey for resellers from CONTEXT, providing the most detailed insight into reseller behaviour, opinions and attitudes ever produced across EMEA.

 

 

CONTEXT Q1 Industry events

 

9th Feb: Doral Miami

Howard Davies, CONTEXT co-founder and CEO
"Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative: the smart home is coming" 

 Find out more 

 

 

 

9th Feb: Milan

Isabel Aranda, CONTEXT Country Manager for Italy, launched the latest ChannelWatch survey and joined a panel of judges to assess 'speed pitches' delivered on the day.

 Find out more 

 

 

 

14th Feb: Madrid

Elena Montanes, Spain & Portugal Country Manager for CONTEXT
“Realidad Virtual: Conocimiento, interés y motivaciones de los consumidores en Europa y en España”
 

 Find out more 

 

 

 

21st - 24th Feb: Monaco

Dr Chris Petersen, retail expert and strategic partner of CONTEXT
"The opportunities for consumer technology distributors in an omnichannel world"
10.05 - 10.35am on Thursday 23rd Feb

Adam Simon, Global Managing Director
“A deep dive into VR, PC Gaming and Smart Home”
14.10 - 15.00 on Wednesday 22nd Feb  

 Find out more 

 

 

 

8th - 9th Mar: Paris

Stephanie Algre, CONTEXT country manager for France, will discuss the results from the latest VR consumer survey.

 Find out more 

 

 

 

29th - 30th Mar: Berlin

Adam Simon, Global Managing Director, will explore what makes tech retail attractive to investors.

 Find out more 

 

 

If you are interested in receiving information related to any of these events, please contact Theo Gibbons: tgibbons@contextworld.com

 

 

CONTEXT 3D PRINTING MARKET BRIEFING Q3 2016

The next quarterly CONTEXT 3D Printing Market Briefing 2016 will take place on Tuesday 25 October and will provide insight and analysis into the global 3D Printing space.

 

What will be covered?

// CONTEXT VP for Global Analysis, Chris Connery will be examining the latest quarterly data on worldwide 3D Printer shipments by industry and vendor ranking as well as forecasting market growth for both the Desktop/Personal 3D Printer space and the Industrial/Professional space.

 

For more information

For further details on the CONTEXT 3D Printing Market Briefing Q3 2016, please contact a member of the marketing team (tgibbons@contextworld.com)