Research, Surveys & Forecasts

Cloud IT Investments Still Rising

Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Report Proposes Changes for Educator Prep Programs

All students, particularly those with disabilities, would benefit from stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of key skills for new teachers and more rigorous educator preparation programs, according to a new report from the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

PC Sales Continue To Drop Despite U.S. Growth from Apple, Lenovo

The global PC market continued to decline in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., shipping 66.1 million units, a reduction of 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

Report: Learning Commons Feature 6.8 Group-Collaboration Rooms on Average

The average number of group-work rooms in college and university learning commons is 6.8, according to a new study.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion in 2015

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

Report: Online College Students Choose a Program and Institution Before Applying

The average online college student contacts only a couple of schools during their selection process, and 62 percent select their program of study before choosing an institution, according to a new survey from The Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Report: Skills Gap Increasing in Higher Ed-to-Business Talent Pipelines

Employers are struggling to find college graduates with the necessary skills for their jobs, according to a new report from the Human Capital Institute.

Report: Technology Purchases Driving up Back-to-School Shopping Budgets

Parents are spending more on school supplies this year, mostly for technology purchases, according to a new Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project.

Study: Smartphones Detrimental to Learning for First-Time Users

First-time smartphone users in a recent Rice University and U.S. Air Force study found that the devices were actually detrimental to their ability to learn.

Purdue Faculty Help Each Other Learn Steps of Tech Transfer

To help innovators at Purdue University convert their technology ideas into commercial endeavors, the university is running a mentoring program where faculty help other faculty. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty is a team of faculty members who have already had success in moving an invention into commercialization.