T.H.E. IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12


  • Traditional Computers on the Decline in 2011

    Adoption of iPads and other alternative computing devices has started cutting into PC sales. Shipments of traditional computers have slipped in 2011, and the decline may be developing into a longer-term trend, according to researchers.


IT News

  • HP Intros Z210, Mobile Workstations, ePrint App for iOS

    HP this week introduced a new entry-level model in its Z family of workstations. The company also refreshed its high-end EliteBook mobile workstation family with three new models.

  • Cooper Notification Intros High Power Outdoor Speaker Array

    Cooper Notification has debuted the Waves High Power Speaker Array 7100 Series, outdoor speaker systems designed to provide "highly intelligible" voice and tone announcements to cover large geographic areas.

  • Oracle Updates AutoVue Collaborative Visualization Tool

    Oracle this week introduced the latest version of its enterprise visualization solution, AutoVue 20.1. AutoVue enables people within an organization to share document with anybody else in that organization, even if those people don't have the native software to open those types of files.

  • IBM Revs Power7 Systems

    IBM has introduced new servers based on its Power7 chip. This microprocessor, which first surfaced in 2010, is used in the company's Power 750 series of servers--the same technology used in Watson, the IBM computer that publicly trounced Jeopardy game champions in February 2011.

  • IBM SmartCloud Lets Organizations Scale Up IT Resources

    At a Cloud Forum event in San Francisco, IBM formally introduced an enterprise cloud platform named SmartCloud that allows a customer to buy access to computing requirements such as servers and storage, delegate access and permissions for those resources, configure security, and get help from IBM and other users.