Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Research: Standing Desks Keep Students Better Tuned In

Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University.

Count of Schools Going Outside To Launch Online Degree Programs Rising

Universities are increasingly turning to outside companies to help them launch new online degree programs. In fact, higher ed research and advisory firm Eduventures has identified at least 26 companies — known as "online program management (OPM) providers" — currently operating in this space. The data comes out of a series of reports Eduventures recently published for its member institutions.

Financial Aid Offices Burdened with Compliance, Seek Federal Relief

Paperwork related to regulation is impairing the ability of financial aid staff to help college students. That's the conclusion in a report aptly named, "2015 Administrative Burden Survey," produced by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Filling the CIO Pipeline

What Will Keep the CIO Pipeline Flowing?

Preparing the next generation of IT executives may involve mentoring, on-the-job training, cross-rotation programs and the creation of deputy CIO positions.

Report: Cloud Infrastructure To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.



CC Students Face Uphill Climb in Succeeding with Online Courses

A recently presented study from the University of California Davis questions the effectiveness of allowing first-time students in community colleges to take online classes.

Report: Big Jumps in ResNet Funding, Bandwidth and Outsourcing

Today's colleges and universities face an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth in residential networks. And as schools upgrade tech infrastructure, increase ResNet funding, bolster bandwidth and/or consider outsourcing, they are increasingly "on the lookout for ways to improve the value and performance of their ResNet to meet student demand," according to the 2015 State of ResNet Report.

Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers

2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.

Internet of Things Data To Top 1.6 Zettabytes by 2020

The volume of data captured by the Internet of Things (IoT) will exceed 1.6 zettabytes by 2020, according to a recent forecast from ABI Research.

PC Shipments Continue Decline Despite Growth in Mobile PC Segment

Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.