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In this report, Ovum offers a set of recommendations to institutions seeking to harness technology to power transformation, and in particular learning management systems for teaching and learning.


  • Ovum forecasts that LMS investments will grow at a 3.03% CAGR globally, reaching $3,746m in 2021, with much of this growth driven not by new solutions but the expansion of the existing footprint through the addition of new modules or the increased uptake of online learning.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the size of the LMS market and what is driving this growth.
  • Identify what upgrade plans institutions have for LMS solutions.

Key questions answered

  • What is best practice for migrating LMS solutions to the cloud?
  • What characteristics should institutions seek out in an LMS provider?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Investing in fewer vendors offers considerable value
  • Cloud will be an evolution, not a revolution, in higher education
  • A hybrid cloud offers the best of both worlds


  • Further reading
  • Author

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