Tablets start to deliver significant revenue for distributors

Tablets are starting to deliver for distribution with the hardware now the third largest revenue earner for that tier of the channel across Europe. The latest figures from research firm Context show that tablets accounted for 12.2% of the total European tech distributor revenues last month, up by 5

tablets.jpgTablets are starting to deliver for distribution with the hardware now the third largest revenue earner for that tier of the channel across Europe.

The latest figures from research firm Context show that tablets accounted for 12.2% of the total European tech distributor revenues last month, up by 5.6% on the same month last year, making it the third largest revenue earner.

The Context Data Intelligence Service mines through information from distributors across Europe to reveal which products have been most in demand.

Notebook PCS still rule the roost with a 61.2% share of European distie revenues, followed by desktops with 18.5% and servers took fourth place with a 6.6% slice of the action.



"Apple's iPad is a significant contributor to the growth in distributor tablet revenues," said Context CEO Jeremy Davies who added that the iconic tablet was creating more business for distribution.

"The iPad continues to make inroads into Europe's business channels with Q3 2011 seeing a significant year-on-year uptake in adoption by both small to medium-sized businesses as well as large enterprises," he said. 

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