One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."
The National Security Agency is funding the creation of four small laboratories on just as many campuses as part of a new initiative to support the development of programs for security research.
Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response community. It's being offered for free to DF/IR professionals.
Durham University is adopting a new research information system, which is expected to help address several research-oriented goals set out in the university's 2010-2020 strategy.
Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for higher ed and K-12 schools.
Carvechi Technology has released a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.
ReadCube has expanded its suite of scholarly literature tools with a new release of the free ReadCube desktop application; ReadCube Pro, a premium add-on to the desktop version; ReadCube iOS apps; and SmartCite, a Word-compatible citation tool.
Researchers at the University of Maryland are getting a computer upgrade. The computing cluster that's been in place since 2006 is being replaced with a new Dell-powered cluster that's 10 times more powerful.
A university in Canada is bringing research integrity to the forefront by adopting two applications to help people figure out whether they've borrowed too liberally for their writing, misused data in their research or handled potential conflicts of interest.
Oxford University has implemented a hybrid scale-out network-attached storage system to support its high-performance computing center for research.