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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed
12/11/2012

News

  • Android Set To Increase Dominance of Smart Phone Market

    Google's Android operating system is cruising toward total dominance of the smart phone market globally. According to new research, Android will power 68.3 percent of all smart phones shipped in 2012--up nearly 20 points from 2011--while Apple's iOS remains at a healthy but unmoving 18.8 percent market share. On the horizon, both Android and iOS will be challenged by Microsoft Windows-based handsets.

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  • Western Connecticut Uncovers Security Hole; 234,000 Have Data Exposed

    Western Connecticut State University has begun the arduous process of notifying its campus community by mail about a data exposure that lasted for more than three years.

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  • Smart Devices Continue Surge, Hit New Record

    More smart connected devices--desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones--shipped in the latest quarter than in any other quarter in history, topping 303.6 million units, growing 27.1 percent from the same period last year, according to a new analysis and forecast released by market research firm IDC. The strongest gains were seen by the three leading manufacturers: Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo.

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  • 'Mothership Project' Looks To Sync Multiple LMSes Across Campuses

    Edvance360 is testing new learning management system cloning technology that the educational software company said will be of great interest to schools that want to standardize curriculum across multiple campuses.

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  • Tablets Seeing Stronger Adoption Than Expected

    Driven by stronger-than-expected Android tablet sales and new developments from Apple, adoption of tablets worldwide is growing faster than previously predicted.

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An iPad for Your Thoughts

Is there an IT issue in higher education that isn’t receiving the attention it deserves? Tell us about it and you could win a free iPad 2, courtesy of Adobe. To be eligible, submit your compelling story idea to editors@campustechnology.com by Dec. 15, using the subject line “iPad Please.” Campus Technology will award the iPad 2 to the entrant with the best concept and then cover the topic in a future issue. So, what’s on your mind?

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Professional Resources

  • Research Results: Print Security in Education
    Sponsored by: HP
    Campus Technology asked their readers about how education institutions address protecting sensitive, confidential data as it relates to printer security. Their responses to sixteen questions are enclosed in this report–and they reveal an imperfect world.