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802.11ac Consumer Adoption Outpacing Enterprise Adoption

Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.

IDC Predicts Continued Growth in Worldwide WLAN Market

An increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

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200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Gartner: Worldwide Server Market Growth at 2.1 Percent

Worldwide server shipments last year grew 2.1 percent compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.

Average Tuition for an Online Bachelor's Program: $43,477

$43,477 is the average cost for an online bachelor's degree in the United States, according to data released by Hanover Research. An online master's degree cost about half as much.



New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning Worldwide

The Sloan Consortium is partnering with a group of higher education and inter-governmental organizations to launch a new research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.

Researchers at MIT, U of Connecticut Develop Faster, More Efficient Data Caching Designs

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut have developed new approaches to data caching that have been found to speed execution time for massively multicore chips by six to 15 percent and produce energy savings of 13 to 25 percent.

Leading IT Around the Globe: International Programs and Branch Campuses

A CIO's perspective on global programs and branch campuses. CMU's chief information officer talks about what it's like to lead IT at an institution that has programs on foreign soil and campuses around the world.

Carnegie Mellon U Taps Private Partner for Machine Learning Research

Carnegie Mellon University has entered into a five-year, $10 million agreement with a private partner to research machine learning and interface technology in an effort to improve personalized user experiences.

Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.