Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in First Quarter Sales

Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

Report: Higher Ed Making Slow, Steady Technological Progress

Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.

Report: Despite Equity Initiatives, STEM Gaps Persist

Despite a multitude of public and private initiatives, gender and racial gaps in STEM fields persist, according to a new STEM Index from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon.

Finding Relevant Data Gets Easier With New Microsoft Research Graph

Microsoft Research has released the Microsoft Academic Graph to help researchers quickly identify academic papers that are most relevant to their own work.

Internet of Things Heading Toward $1.7 Trillion, Set to Rock 'IT Status Quo'

According to IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), IoT is expected to grow from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of nearly 17 percent.



Wearable Market Stays Fit with Triple-Digit Gains

Wearables have seen their eighth consecutive quarter of growth, with first quarter shipments of 11.4 million.

Report: Clear Objectives and Ease of Use Key to Successful Online Courses

Online courses should state the course objectives clearly and provide easy-to-use technology to maximize the chances of student success, according to a recent survey conducted by Eduventures.

Research: 6 in 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.

Survey: Latest Word on Optimal Length for Videos in the Classroom

While video usage is growing in the classroom, it's far from pervasive, according to a new survey from Kaltura.

Report: Giving Credit for Prior Learning Boosts Persistence

Anew report from Pearson Education and the American Council on Education lays out the benefits to students, institutions and employers for issuing credit for prior learning.