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Traditional PC Market Up Worldwide While Shortages Lead to Decline in the U.S.

Globally, traditional PCs are continuing to see growth despite bottlenecks in the supply chain. However, according to a new report from market research firm IDC, in the United States, traditional PCs saw their first quarterly decline since the beginning of the pandemic.

WatchGuard Expands Unified Threat Management Line

WatchGuard Technologies has introduced four new mid-range models in its Firebox line of unified threat management appliances.

Assessment Tool Gauges Cost of Technology Decisions

Higher Digital, a provider of consulting, software, and data benchmarking tools for higher education, has created a new assessment tool focused on the organizational behaviors and conditions that lead to "technical debt."

New CT Leadership Summit: Innovation in IT

In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share how they are planning for the unexpected, identifying efficiencies and utilizing technology to help their institutions excel in these challenging times.

Ransomware Expected to Increase 150% This Year

Ransomware and fileless malware are both seeing large surges this year, according to a newly released report from WatchGuard Technologies.

DDoS Attacks on the Rise, but Education Networks Largely Spared

In the first half of 2021, dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

SANS Institute Launches New Training for Entry-Level Cybersecurity Roles

SANS Institute has introduced a new curriculum designed to help non-technical learners enter the cybersecurity field.

IT Security Intrusions on the Rise in Education Sector

Criminals engaging in intrusion into information systems are getting much more efficient at what they do, according to a new threat report from data security firm CrowdStrike. And intrusions into academic systems are soaring.

Northern Virginia CC Apprenticeship Program to Train Information Technology Talent

A new IT apprenticeship program at Northern Virginia Community College is offering students on-the-job training in technical skills, soft skills, lab work and other IT-related skills.

5 Ideas to Soothe IT Staff Burnout

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the mental health of students, faculty and staff alike. But IT in particular has borne the brunt of keeping institutions' technology infrastructure afloat through relentless change, often in the face of budget cuts and staffing shortages. Here are ways to help mitigate stress and better support IT teams during this challenging time.