Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Report: Corporate-Sponsored Research Just as Accessible as Government Research

A new study has found that industry-sponsored research is no more likely than federally sponsored research to be bound by exclusive licensing and that it tends to produce more patents and licenses.

Report: Worldwide Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Software shipments worldwide rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Enterprises Want Open Source SDN Technology from Commercial Vendors

When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, nearly all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.

Change the Homework, Improve Student Achievement

A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.

The Impending IT Headache of the 26 Billion-Thing Internet of Things

The rapid growth of interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things will wreak havoc on data security, storage, servers, networks and end user privacy, according to a new report.



Rutgers Ocean Exploration Project Gets Support from Iridium

A long-term project at Rutgers University to gather data about the earth's oceans through the use of autonomous underwater vehicles has received a financial boost.

The 64-Bit Mobile Processor Race Is On

Tablet and smart phone processors will increasingly shift toward 64-bit architectures, though it will be a few years before these chips power the majority of devices.

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Tablet Demand Slows as Prices Level Off

Growth in tablet adoption is continuing, but at a much more leisurely pace than has been seen in recent years.

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, Fujitsu Test 800 Gbps Network

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Fujitsu Network Communications have partnered on a field test that has transmitted data from Baltimore, MD to McLean, VA at 800 gigabits per second.

Cornell Report Notes Promise of Distance Learning but Cautions Against Overtaxing Faculty

A new report from Cornell argued that, despite the promise of online learning, caution should be exercised in implementing policies that might overburden faculty. The report also recommended against awarding credit for MOOCs at Cornell.