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Global 3D Printer Market Up +19% in Q4'15 as  Industrial/Professional printer shipments decline
London, 6th April 2016 - Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +19% in Q4'15 compared to a year ago, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company.

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Keith Henry appointed as new SVP Sales and Marketing at CONTEXT
London, 8th March 2016 - Europe's leading IT market research company CONTEXT is pleased to announce that Keith Henry will be joining the company to head up sales and marketing effective today. Keith will also form part of CONTEXT's Executive Committee.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Inkjet MFPs help push W European Distribution Printer sales
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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.

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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").

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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.

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CONTEXT Expands Industry Leading SalesWatch Distribution Service With Mobile Docking Stations and Port Replicators
London, 15th July 2015 - Market analyst CONTEXT is delighted to announce the launch of two new categories on its industry leading CONTEXT SalesWatch Distribution service, which will allow subscribers to extend their 360° view of the European IT distribution market to Mobile Docking Stations and Port Replicators.

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CONTEXT launches Global 3D printer market advisory service
London, 8th July 2015 - CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company, today announced the launch of its new global 3D Printing Advisory Service to meet growing customer interest in this market segment. The CONTEXT 3D Printing Advisory Service will allow companies to track trends by providing data and insight into 3D printing on a global scale.

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CONTEXT Announces European ICT Distributor of the Year 2015
London, 26th June 2015 - CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company, today announces the winners of the European ICT Distributor of the Year Award 2015. As part of the CONTEXT ChannelWatch survey, which provides the most detailed insight into reseller behaviour and opinion across EMEA, participating resellers were asked to vote for the best Distributor in their region.

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Ultra-large and interactive displays drive growth in sales of Large Format Displays
London, 15th June 2015 - Vendor shipments of Large Format Displays (LFDs) were up by 36% across EMEA in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company.

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Shipments of printer hardware to EMEA declined in Q1 2015
London, 10th June 2015 - Unit shipments of printer hardware to EMEA declined by -8% year-on-year in Q1 2015, due to weak performance in the Middle East and Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company.

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IT Channel Sales Growth Halves in Q1 but Outlook Steady as XP Effect Wanes
London, 11th May 2015 - Growth in sales through distribution during the first three months of 2015 almost halved to 4.1% year-on-year. However, heading into the second quarter, the outlook for the region is steady according to the latest Q1 2015 figures from analyst CONTEXT.

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Sales of Business Inkjet Printers to B2B Channel up +16% in 2014
London, 13th April 2015 - Unit sales of inkjet printers targeted at business users increased by +9% year-on-year in 2014 across Western European distribution, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Laser MFP shipments continue to grow across Western Europe
London, 13th March 2015 - Laser Multi-Function-Printers (MFPs) continued to register positive year-on-year performance with an increase of +2% across EMEA in Q4 2014, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market tracking company.

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Western European PC distribution sales up +9.5% in January  
London, 23rd February 2015 - Year-on-year volume sales of Notebooks, Desktops and PC workstations through Western European distribution increased by 9.5% in January 2015, following growth of 20.1% in Q4 2014, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market tracking company.

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Opportunity Knocks for Channel as IP Camera Market Hits Tipping Point   
London, 17th February 2015 - The IP camera market has reached a tipping point in Europe, accounting for around half of all revenue from surveillance and security camera sales as businesses look to migrate from legacy CCTV technology, according to European market research firm CONTEXT.

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Multi-function Laser and Inkjet technology printers drive Imaging revenue   
London, 30th January 2015 - Imaging revenue increased by +1% across Western European distribution in 2014 compared to 2013, driven by Multi-function Laser and Inkjet technology printers, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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PCs Shine in Q4 2014 but Tablets Slump Thanks to Poor Android Performance  
London, 27th January 2015 - PC sales across Western European distribution showed solid growth of almost 20% in the final three months of 2014 driven by strong performance in the consumer and notebook space, but there was no pre-Christmas surge for tablets which slumped to a loss in the quarter.

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PC Sales Bounce Back to 16% Growth in 2014 to Date as Tablets Stumble  
London, 17th December 2014 - The Western European PC market has confounded expectations by bouncing back in 2014 with double-digit year-on-year growth up to November, although the tablet space bore the brunt of a noticeable cooling in interest, according to CONTEXT.

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In memory of Jon Rockeman, CONTEXT North America Sales VP  
London, 9th December 2014 - Jon Rockeman, CONTEXT North America Sales VP for over six years, died tragically at his home in San Diego on December 4th. He leaves behind his wife Ann, and daughters Ava and Olivia.

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Top Ten Vendor Western Europe PC Shipments up +28% in Q3 2014  
London, 14th November 2014 - PC shipments for the top ten vendors across Western Europe grew by +27.9% in Q3 2014 according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Printer sales in Western European distribution grow +3% in Q3 2014  
London, 29th October 2014 - Unit sales of Printer Hardware returned to positive year-on-year growth of +3% in Q3 2014 in Western European distribution, according to data published today by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Tablet Sales Slump Ahead of Likely iPad Launch but Larger Screened Devices Climb   
London, 15th October 2014 - Apple's anticipated release of a larger screened iPad could be well timed according to the latest stats from IT analyst CONTEXT, which show a decline in unit sales of its existing models but an increase in 10.1in tablets.

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Western Europe leads Q2 2014 EMEA PC shipments with strongest growth in two years  
London, 12th August 2014 - Preliminary results for PC Shipments amongst the top ten leading vendors across EMEA show that unit sales grew by +15.6% in Q2 2014, the strongest growth seen since Q2 2012, according to data published by CONTEXT.

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Desktop Workstation sales continue to gain momentum in early Q214 
London, 8th July 2014 - Sales of Desktop Workstations through Western European distribution increased by +39.8% during the first 11 weeks of Q214 compared to the same period last year according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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OEM toner cartridge revenues up +2% via distribution across Western Europe 
London, 30th June 2014 - OEM toner cartridge revenues across Western European distribution increased by +2% year-on-year in the first 22 weeks of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Hard times for corporate resellers 
London, 28th June 2014 - Component cost pressures and delayed product refreshes mean that resellers need to manage business customer expectations carefully.

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CONTEXT appoints new director of customer service  
London, 18th June 2014 - CONTEXT, the leading European IT market research company, today announced that it has appointed Gilles Charmant to the newly created role of Customer Service Director. Gilles is responsible for developing new customer service staff, motivating existing teams and facilitating customer service strategies.

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Printer Unit Shipments up +9% year-on-year for Western Europe in Q1 2014 
London, 16th June 2014 - Unit shipments of Printer Hardware continued to register growth of +9% year-on-year across EMEA in Q1 2014, according to data published by CONTEXT, the leading European IT market research company.

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3G tablet sales plummet as consumers choose Wi-Fi only models 
London, 22nd May 2014 - Unit sales of 3G tablets in the first quarter of 2014 across Western Europe have collapsed compared to the same period a year ago, despite a fall in the Western European 3G tablet average sale price over this period from €271 to €181, according to the latest figures from IT market watcher CONTEXT.

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CONTEXT and AUDE Business Events host forum for retail industry experts at Melco 2014 
London, 21st May 2014 - CONTEXT, the IT Research company, and AUDE Business Events will be hosting a forum for retail industry experts to identify strategic opportunities, to improve purchasing experiences on 28th May at the Melco Business Club on in the Feria Valencia in Spain.

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European IT revenues jump seven per cent in Q1 with UK leading the way 
London, 6th May 2014 - Several major European markets led by the UK have seen IT growth make an impressive comeback in Q1 2014, according to the latest figures from analyst CONTEXT.

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IPS displays fly off the shelves in Western Europe 
London, 14th April 2014 - European unit sales of desktop displays with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology grew year-on-year by an impressive 85% in Q1 2014 as customers increasingly search for alternatives to traditional Twisted Nematics (TN) panels, according to a report released today by research firm CONTEXT.

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XP end of life boosts European desktop PC sales
London, 27th March 2014 - The big Windows XP switch-off on the 8th April this year is having a positive effect on European desktop PC sales, with growth in channel unit sales during January 2014 topping 13% year-on-year despite the continued decline overall in the PC business.

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Euro-tablet sales trump notebooks for first time, but growth slows
MWC, Barcelona, 25th February 2014 - Tablet sales reached a record high in excess of 4.5 million units via distribution across Europe during the busy pre-Christmas holiday period, surpassing sales of traditional notebooks and netbooks for the first time, despite slowing growth for the form factor, according to CONTEXT. 


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Good news for European Distributors in 2014 
London, 17th February 2014 - European Distributors have been given a great vote of confidence by their reseller customers, as they face up to the challenges they face from ever-present Etailers and rapid developments in new technology offerings, according to the latest ChannelWatch survey from market analyst CONTEXT.  


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European Sales of Laser Multi-function Printer Hardware register +8% growth
London, 13th February 2014 - Despite an overall drop of -4% in Printer Hardware unit sales through Western Europe distribution in 2013 compared to the previous year, Laser MFPs bucked this trend and grew +8% over the same period, according to data published today by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Retail-to-Business an untapped growth opportunity for retailers says CONTEXT
London, 7th February 2014 - The SMB channel is one of the fastest growing market segments in Europe today, and was up 20 per cent year-on-year in the UK across PC and tablet sales, offering retailers, distributors and resellers market-changing opportunities to grow their business, according to analyst firm CONTEXT.

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Business Desktop sales increase by +10.7% across WE distribution in Q413
London, 27th January 2014 - Sales of business-targeted Desktops across Western European distribution continued to gather momentum in Q413 and were up by +10.7% during the quarter vs. the same period last year, according to latest reports by CONTEXT, the IT research company.

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AMD Notebook sales up +10% through Western European Distribution
London, 9th December 2013 - AMD-based Notebook unit sales through Western European Distribution increased by +10% year-on-year during the first eight weeks of Q4 2013, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Imaging Hardware Unit Shipments up +6% in EMEA for Q3 2013
London, 5th December 2013 - Unit shipments of Imaging Hardware in EMEA increased by +6% Y/Y for Q3 2013, according to data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company. Germany, Spain and the UK all registered double-digit growth for the period, with overall Shipments for Western Europe up by +7%. The Middle East and Africa region also recorded growth, with Shipments up +8% for Q313 vs Q312.

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Android growth points the way to strong consumer tablet demand in run up to Christmas
London, 28th November 2013 - Both Apple and Android hardware manufacturers will benefit from an increase in European tablet demand in the run up to Christmas, but the Google-backed OS showed the strongest growth through European distribution in October, accounting for over two-thirds of device sales, according to analyst firm CONTEXT.

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Sales of Smartphone Security up by +32%
London, 19th November 2013 - Unit sales of smartphone security licenses through Western European Distribution grew +32% in the third quarter of this year compared to last year, according to data published today by CONTEXT, the European IT market research company.

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Retail-to-Business (#R2B) Advisory Board holds first meeting 
London, 11th October 2013 - The first meeting of the Advisory Board for the 2014 Retail-to-Business (R2B) channel summit took place in Paris last month. The R2B Advisory Board includes senior channel executives from major ICT vendors including Lenovo, AMD, and Lexmark. 

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