A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."
Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has implemented an advanced academic research software platform based on OpenStack technologies.
The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.
Identity management, vulnerability assessment, and other forms of enterprise IT security technologies are slowly moving to the cloud. According to a report released this week, just about 10 percent of all enterprise security product features will be delivered via the cloud.
XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, has upgraded its network backbone infrastructure to the Internet2 network, enabling more than 8,000 scientists that regularly use XSEDE to use Internet2's new 100 gigabit Ethernet-enabled and 8.8-terabyte-per-second optical network, platform, services, and technologies.
Most educators believe technology makes them more imaginative, creative, and productive at work, according to a recent study, Humans and Machines: The Role of People in Technology-Driven Organizations, from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.
Worldwide IT spending grew to $3.618 trillion last year and is projected to increase by about $150 billion per year through 2014, when it will come just shy of $4 trillion.
In the last year, both desktop and portable PCs experienced declines in both mature and emerging markets worldwide. Meanwhile, smart phones and tablets carried the "smart connected device" category to new highs, topping 1 billion units worldwide.