Research, Surveys & Forecasts


CIO Roles in Flux

Nearly all, 95 percent, of chief information officers expect their positions to be changed or remixed owing to digitalization, according to a new report.

IT Spending to Top $3.65 Trillion in 2018

Communications services will lead IT spending, accounting for $1.387 trillion this year, a 0.9 percent increase over 2016, to $1.417 trillion in 2018 for growth of 2.2 percent.

Bandwidth Optimization Leading Reason for Software-Defined WAN Adoption

An IDC survey found that bandwidth optimization (36 percent), consistent application security (31 percent), integration with existing WANs (28 percent) and improved automation and self-provisioning (28 percent) were the most common reasons enterprises are considering SD-WAN adoptions.

Augmented Reality Headsets Gaining Momentum

A new forecast from International Data Corp. expects the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headset market to grow from from 13.7 million units in 2017 to 81.2 million units by 2021. But while VR headset will account for more than 90 percent of the market for the next few years, AR headsets are expected to grow exponentially in the final two years of the forecast – capturing a quarter of the market by 2021, according to the market research firm.

Report: VR and AR Headsets to See 50% Growth Every Year Through 2021

Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets will hit 13.7 million units this year as they ride a compound annual growth rate of 56.1 percent on their way to 81.2 million shipments in 2021, according to a new forecast.



Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey.

STEM Degrees Draw Top Salaries, but So Do Others

Computer science and other STEM studies aren't the end-all/be-all for career success. Visual art, sociology, business management and even journalism degrees can help their recipients earn quite respectable salaries.

Survey: Faculty Getting More Confident in Tech Skills, but Students' Skills Are Slipping

Eight-four percent of faculty in our 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey believe their tech skills are more than adequate for the job, but only 34 percent said their students' skills are "excellent" or "above average."

Report: AI, IoT, Cyber Threats Will Shape the Internet's Future

Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and security concerns are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

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