Information Technology


Smart Phones To Surpass 1 Billion Units This Year

One out of every seven human beings in the world will get a new smart phone this year. According to a new forecast from market research firm IDC, more than 1 billion new smart phones will make their way into consumers' hands in 2013, the first time it will reach that mark in a single year.

'Almost Everyone' Actively Trying To Avoid Surveillance Online

Based on the findings of a new survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of Americans are actively taking steps to avoid online surveillance by the government or other organizations or individuals.

Outlook for Tablets Lowered Even as Education Segment Helps Propel Growth

Tablets are facing strong competition from an unexpected segment of the computing industry: smart phones. Just as tablets have chipped away at PCs in recent years, in coming years larger smart phones will cut into some of the growth previously forecast for the tablet market, according to a new report.

Ballmer on the Way Out

Whether inspired by pressure from the board, feeling the noise from sizable shareholders like ValueAct, or experiencing a loss of appetite for fighting market forces, not quite a month after going public with a major company reorganization, Steve Ballmer has announced that he'll be leaving Microsoft within the next year.

AccessToGo 2.0 RDP Client Optimized for Mobile Devices

Ericom Software has released Ericom AccessToGo 2.0, a remote desktop protocol (RDP) client that provides secure access Windows applications, desktops, virtual desktops (VDI), and Windows terminal servers from a mobile device.

Nutanix OS 3.5 Gains Elastic Deduplication Engine

Nutanix has released version 3.5 of its Nutanix OS (NOS), the software behind the company's virtual datacenter infrastructure solutions. The update provides enhancements to application performance and storage optimization and includes a new UI designed to provide a "consumer-like" management experience.

B&K Rolls Out Dual-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generators

B&K Precision this month launched a new line of dual-channel arbitrary waveform generators capable of generating waveforms up to 50 MHz.

$99 HDMI Thin Client Device Launching This Month

Devon IT is shipping a new $99 thin client this month that plugs into a display's HDMI port and provides cloud-based desktop functionality for Citrix, RDP, and VMware environments.

North Carolina State Rolls Out Automated BYOD Onboarding System

North Carolina State University has announced plans to automate mobile device registration and provide secure onboarding of devices connecting to its wireless network.

Gigabit Internet Service Coming to Student Housing at UT Austin

This fall, students housed in a new freshman residence by the University of Texas at Austin will connect to the Internet at speeds about 115 times as fast as the average home connection in the United States. Each user in each room in the Callaway House will be provided with a gigabit Internet amenity service, covered as part of the students' rent.