Spending on IT software, equipment, and services is projected to reach $3.75 trillion worldwide this year, driven by solid growth in computer hardware and enterprise software.
To help parents and educators contend with a profusion of digital media marketed as educational, nonprofit Common Sense Media has begun a new ratings initiative to evaluate the learning potential of websites, video games, and mobile apps.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Organizations are putting more of their IT budgets into software as a service (SaaS). According to a report from market research firm Gartner, spending on SaaS will reach nearly $15 billion this year and will grow to more than $22 billion in 2015.
More than 916 million smart connected devices--including PCs, smart phones, tablets, and other similar devices--shipped worldwide last year. And, according to a new report, that number could double in the next five years.
- By Caitlin Moriarity
Server consolidation, cooling technologies, and expanded use of virtualization are helping to drive down costs in K-12 IT operations, according to a new report released Monday.
Despite the substantial growth of mobile handheld and tablet devices, traditional PC desktop and laptop systems aren't going away anytime soon. Just the opposite, according to a report released this week: Annual PC shipments could grow by nearly 50 percent worldwide between now and 2016.
A new report from Gartner suggests that by 2014 users will store more of their data in the cloud than on their personal computers.
Worldwide PC shipments will increase by only 4.4 percent to a total of 368 million units in 2012, according to a new forecast released by market research firm Gartner. But greater growth should be seen in the PC market in 2013 with shipments exceeding 400 million units in that year.
Schools with large minority populations, those in urban areas, and those experiencing recent teacher layoffs are significantly more likely than the national average to have technology and learning resources that are too outdated to meet student needs, according to the results of a national education survey published Wednesday.
Adoption of enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence is accelerating. The market grew by 20.5 percent to reach $2.7 billion in 2011, compared to 16.6 percent growth in 2010. The largest increase occurred in the single-codec telepresence segment, which now accounts for 55 percent of the total enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market.