Software & Systems


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.

A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors

Progressive new approaches to medical education aim to give doctors-in-training more practical, hands-on experience.



Taskstream Adds LMS Integration

New Enterprise Data Hub feature integrates Taskstream with Blackboard and Moodle systems.

LTI Standard Promises a Kinder, Gentler LMS

Learning Tools Interoperability is helping both IT and faculty turn the learning management system into a more seamless, fluid platform.

Epson Wireless Scanner Scans Direct to Mobile Devices

Epson America has announced the WorkForce DS-560, a wireless sheetfed scanner that provides point-to-point scanning directly to smartphones, tablets, PCs or Macs.

Indiana U Deploys Videoconferencing Platform to Boost Distance Learning

Indiana University is rolling out a new videoconferencing solution across its eight campuses this spring in a move to support its growing distance learning and digital collaboration initiatives.

Plugin Adds Gaming and Social Networking to Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect users have a new way to build games into their online sessions and foster discussion and interaction among meeting attendees.

U Washington To Deploy Kuali Open Source Student Information System

The University of Washington is gearing up to deploy Kuali Student, a student information system built on Kuali open source platform. The SIS, which will integrate with UW's existing systems, includes modules for student academic planning as well as course and program development.

Bannister Lake Debuts Software for Campus Closure Notifications

A new solution enables campuses to notify students and community members about school closures, early dismissals, and event cancellations due to extreme weather conditions.

U Minnesota Athletics Updates Control Room

The University of Minnesota's upgraded control room includes two new slow motion instant replay systems.