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As Smart Phones Approach the Saturation Point, Prices Head Downward

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Gartner Report: Worldwide Server Market Growth at 2.1 Percent

Worldwide server shipments grew 2.1 percent last year compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.

Arizona District Upgrades Wireless Network To Support BYOD Surveillance

Arizona's Dysart Unified School District has recently upgraded it's district-wide local area network in an effort to support mobile devices in the classroom and an expansion of its video surveillance system.

OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy. 

2 Texas Districts Turn to Virtualization To Save Money, Time

Two Texas school districts have recently gone public with their adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructures in an effort to save money and IT work hours.

CompTIA To Launch 'Engagement Platform' for IT Gender Equity

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls.

8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They'll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies.

Google Fiber Shortlist Cities Eyeing Free Gigabit Internet for Schools

Google has announced a shortlist of 34 cities in nine metropolitan areas that could be next to receive Google Fiber, and the company may also provide free gigabit Internet service to some schools in those cities.

A Second Wind for Net Neutrality: FCC Chairman Proposes New Rules

Tom Wheeler is fighting back against his latest net neutrality court loss. Yesterday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules for preventing what he called "improper blocking of and discrimination among Internet traffic."

Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

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