Information Technology


PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market.

IT Spending Approaches $4 Trillion

Worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion this year, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

A Quarter of Higher Ed CIOs Set To Retire Within 5 Years

Nearly half of all chief information officers in higher education expect to retire within the next 10 years, and half of those expect to do so in the next five years. For the first time in a decade the percentage of CIOs expecting to retire within the next decade was higher for men (50 percent) than for women (47 percent).

Jasig Updates uPortal To Tackle Potential Exploit

Jasig has released an update to uPortal to address a vulnerability affecting uPortal 4 and dependent software, such as uMobile and SSP.

Is IT the Worm in the Apple?

IT criticism of the iPad's enterprise-readiness has readers crying foul. Does the problem lie in IT intransigence, or could Apple be doing more?

While CIOs May Sit at Senior Level, Service Gaps Still Remain

Most higher education CIOs feel fairly confident about their place among senior management, but they still have areas for improvement in operational excellence, according to a new study.

Android Will Extend Dominance over All Devices Through 2014

Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.

Limerick Institute of Technology Manages Data Increase with Ethernet Storage Area Network

The Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Ireland has implemented an Ethernet storage area network (SAN) featuring high performance arrays with serial-attached-SCSI (SAS) disks.

U Cincinnati Implements 100 Percent Wireless Coverage on Main Campus

The University of Cincinnati has upgraded its wireless network and now provides secure wireless coverage across its main campus to support more than 38,000 simultaneously connected mobile devices on a daily basis.

Network Research Lab at U Illinois Adopts Open Switches

The Ocean Cluster for Experimental Architectures in Networks (OCEAN) laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has implemented open switches to support its research in software-defined networks (SDN), security, cloud computing, and low-latency networks.