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.
Two professors at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, H. Jonathan Chao and Kang Xi, have been awarded a two-year, $366,700 grant to support their research of Internet routing, load balancing, and resilience design.
Nearly half of all organizations have invested in big data technologies or will do so in the coming year, according to information technology research firm Gartner. The education sector, in particular, has the opportunity to capitalize on a growing trend in big data: broadening the range of data sources to include "dark data."
Universities and colleges are doing more to meet bandwidth demands for residential networking (ResNet), but are struggling with growing costs and shrinking budgets, according to the second annual State of the ResNet report released this week by the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Cloud computing in colleges and universities is growing and is expected to consume up to a third of the IT budget within the next four years.