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.
The Android operating system saw triple-digit growth in the number of mobile phones shipped in the last year, while iOS--which runs on Apple's iPhone--also experienced significant increases in shipments. Nearly half a billion Android smart phones shipped in 2012, as iOS devices hit about 136 million.
The Software and Information Industry Association has launched its sixth annual Vision K-20 Survey at its newly revamped Web site.
This week, WCET announced that the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) project data definitions are now to be offered under Creative Commons licensing. CT asked Russ Little, who serves as project director for the student success plan at Sinclair Community College what this means not only for PAR member institutions like his, but for other community colleges and the higher education community in general.
Younger Americans may be losing interest in Facebook. According to new research out of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a significant chunk of the population aged 18 to 29 reported they're planning to use Facebook less in the next year, while a tiny minority said they plan to use it more.
Google further solidified the lead of its Android mobile operating system in the last quarter of 2012. Android's worldwide market share jumped nearly 20 points, while its chief rival, Apple's iOS, remained essentially flat. Both platforms saw significant increases in total units shipped.