Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Where Can You Find the Most Affordable Online Schools? (Clue: Not in the Major Cities)

You may never have heard of them, and they're based in little-known Google Map locations like McAllen, TX; Pahrump and Winnemucca, NV; and Albany, GA. But these three institutions have taken the top spots as the most affordable online colleges and degrees in the country.

Forecast: Strong Growth for Software-Defined Networking

The worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market will reach $12.5 billon by 2020, according to a forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).

Research: Wearable Devices To Top $28 Billion in Sales in 2016

Wearable electronic device shipments will increase 18.4 percent year over year to hit 274.6 million sales in 2016, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Report: IT Purchasing Decisions Shifting From Tech Refresh Cycles to Business Goals

When it comes to IT purchasing decisions, three- to five-year technology refresh cycles have been losing steam over the past year or two. Instead, IT decision-makers have shifted their attention to ways technology can help organizations meet business goals, according to a new survey from IDG Research Services and Datalink.

MIT Launches Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will significantly expand its research programs looking into online and digital education from preK through residential higher ed and lifelong learning.



Career-Minded, Pragmatic Gen Zs Heading to College

Generation Z — people who started college in 2013 — aren't like Millennials.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in January

The numbers are in: Here's what got the most attention on our Web site last month.

Using Data for Smart Choices: The Hobsons Acquisition of the PAR Framework

Hobsons announced its acquisition of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework this month, and the PAR team is already in Arlington for the onboarding process. CT spoke with Ellen Wagner, who is now Chief Research Officer for the PAR Framework and VP for Research at Hobsons; and Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons for their views on the acquisition.

Report: Phishing Attacks on the Rise

Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

Report: Organizations Struggle With Data Quality Issues

Although educational institutions and other organizations are making greater use of data to support business outcomes, in many cases the quality of that data is not high enough to support goals such as improved customer experience, decision making and governance, according to a new report from Experian Data Quality, a provider of data quality software and services.

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