"'Give me a child until he is seven and he is mine for life.'
While this Jesuit maxim was originally conceived with religious
fervour in mind, some technology companies are equally zealous
about its relevance to IT adoption. The education sector is an
enormously important one to technology companies not only because
it is an extremely lucrative market in its own right but it also a
way of influencing the technical proclivities of the next
"'For companies like Microsoft the school market is important
because they're leading innocent young minds to love Microsoft
technologies,' says Ovum analyst Gary Barnett..."