Global software shipments rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.
Implementation of bring-your-own-device programs in school districts has exploded since last year, spreading from 22 percent to 56 percent, according to a new survey from the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Connected learning — education that uses digital media to engage students and encourage communication, collaboration and critical thinking — is the key to student success in the information age, according to a new report.
When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, almost all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.
Flipped classrooms are having a significant effect on teaching and learning, according to a new white paper from Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network.
IT budgets have increased in one-third of school districts over the past year, but nearly half of districts still don't have enough funding to support existing IT equipment or implement new technologies, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking.
The rapid growth of interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things will pummel IT departments in the areas of data security, storage, servers, networks and end user privacy, according to a new report.
When the school day starts later and students leave technology outside their bedrooms at night, grades and student health both improve due to increased sleep, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Tablet and smart phone processors will increasingly shift toward 64-bit architectures, though it will be a few years before these chips power the majority of devices.
Tablet adoption will continue to grow for the next several years, albeit at a much more leisurely pace than has been the case so far.