Worldwide sales of mobile devices grew an enormous 18.98 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That growth was dominated by smart phones, where Google's Android OS took over the lead position--beating out mobile behemoths Symbian and iOS.
AT&T is amplifying its voice in the higher education realm with the launch of Rave Campus Messenger, a Web-based service developed by Rave Mobile Safety.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new set of protocols to define how a handoff should happen during wireless communication. The findings could eventually help improve cell phone and WiFi performance for users on the move.
Universities in the United States have quadrupled their adoption of unified communications over the last year. And, according to new research, many are moving their UC implementations to the cloud.
Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.
When Kentucky's Spalding University has moved to a virtualized voice environment on campus, it cost "next to nothing" to deploy and has since helped cut back on maintenance and equipment costs. IT Executive Director Ezra Krumhansl spoke with Campus Technology about how it all came together within a couple weeks.
HP has debuted three new webOS-based mobile devices--a slate called the HP TouchPad and two smart phones, including the smallest webOS-based phone to date.
Worldwide sales of Apple's iOS-based smart phones grew from 24.9 million in 2009 to 46.6 million last year, bringing it to a 15.7 percent overall market share. But that growth was dwarfed by Google's Android OS, which leapfrogged over both No. 3 Apple and No. 4 Research in Motion and climbed to 67.2 million units in 2010, up 888.8 percent from sales of 6.8 million in 2009, according to a new report from market research firm Garner.
Purdue University is drastically expanding its fixed and mobile wireless infrastructure to support mobile learning, including an upgrade to WiFi and a rollout of 4G services.
In an effort to support electronic learning initiatives on and off its campus, a small college in rural South Carolina will be overhauling its IT infrastructure with a new wired and wireless network.