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Security Appliance Market Tops $6.1 Billion in a Single Quarter

The security appliance market saw a substantial increase year over year, with five manufacturers dominating in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to market research firm IDC.

Tablets and PCs to See Double-Digit Decline in 2023

The overall market for tablet and PC computing devices is expected to fall 11.2% this year, reaching 2019 levels.

Study Finds Girls' Aptitude Far Exceeds Interest in STEM

There is a major gap between the aptitude of girls for STEM and their interest in pursuing STEM careers, according to a review of data from more than 225,000 female middle and high school students. The data also revealed their interest exceeds aptitude in some non-STEM disciplines.

Android and iOS Phone Market Seeing Decline in 2023

Weak demand and a slower-than-expected global market recovery are pushing mobile phones into a decline this year, with no recovery expected until 2024, according to a forecast from market research firm IDC.

Gartner Predicts 1 in 4 Cybersecurity Leaders Will Leave the Field by 2025

A new forecast from research firm Gartner estimates that nearly half of all cybersecurity leaders will change jobs by 2025. And 25% will move to non-security roles due to multiple work-related stressors.



Education Accounts for 7.3% of Cybersecurity Incidents Across Industries in 2022, Up from 2.8% in 2021

IBM Security, releasing its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index for 2023, noted that education, sixth on the list of 10 industries analyzed, jumped from 2.8% of all incidents in 2021 to 7.3% in 2022.

Survey Uncovers Cautious Optimism About Generative AI's Impact on Learning

An informal survey from video platform Echo360 found that higher education technology users around the world are hopeful about the potential instructional and learning impacts of generative artificial intelligence and applications like ChatGPT.

Survey Reveals Employers' Views on Microcredential Benefits, Concerns

These days, the majority of employers are aware of microcredentials and other non-degree credentials, according to a new study from Collegis Education and UPCEA, the association for higher education professionals in online and continuing education. Out of 510 organizational leaders surveyed, 95% reported being at least somewhat familiar with microcredentials, and more than two-thirds (69%) said they were extremely or very familiar with alternative credentials or training.

Report Explores the Aftermath of the 'Great Resignation' and the State of Upskilling

Ed tech company Cengage Group has released a follow-up to its 2022 report examining why workers quit their jobs during 2021 in what has been coined "The Great Resignation." In this 2023 sequel report, "Where Are They Now? The Great Resigners, One Year Later," the researchers examine in more depth the reasons why workers quit, and provide updates on resigners' new careers, job satisfaction, and recession fears, with implications for higher education.

7 'Wicked Problems' Facing Higher Education and Solutions to Address Them in 2023

In its December 2022 report, "Solving Higher Education's Wicked Problems," WGU Labs, the research arm of Western Governors University, identified seven areas that need solutions based on the science of learning if higher education is to address the challenges facing it now and in the future.