ARTICLES BY CHERYL KNIGHT
The Demand For IT In Education Moves Beyond Hardware
Education technology hardware spending around the world is expected to reach $19 billion by 2018. News is even better for the “smart education and learning” market, with this area forecast to grow from $121.53 billion in 2014 to $344.94 billion in 2019.
How M2M Applies To The Everyday Workforce
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is enhancing field service — and the customer experience they want to create for their clients.
How You Can Help Protect Your SMB Retail Customers From Cyberattack
With the increasing amount of credit card breaches and the hacking of user information at businesses around the world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. High-profile attached on large corporations seem to happen regularly. But attacks on SMBs happen just as often.
Security Concerns Grow Over Ransomware
A survey by IT security company KnowBe4 shows concern over ransomware is growing. The study reveals 73 percent of IT professionals surveyed are “very or extremely concerned about it,” an increase from 48 percent responding in the same way in a study by IT security company Webroot in January of this year.
“State Of The Internet Report” Provides Insights For VARs
Akamai’s State of the Internet Report for Q1 2014 reveals insights on various trends related to the Internet, including efforts to stop distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and an assessment of connection speed and mobile connectivity.
ONVIF Announces New Standard For Video Storage And Recording
The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) has released Profile G, a new standard for video storage and recording. According to the organization, the specification encompasses on-board video storage, searching retrieval capabilities, and media playback. This follows the 2013 Release Candidate for Profile G. A Release Candidate is the beta version of a product that is ready to release unless any significant bugs emerge during a six-month final implementation review.
Will Biometrics’ Fingerprints Be All Over Payment?
PayPal recently announced it is extending support for fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In a blog post, Matt Gromada, director of global product launch for PayPal, states like the company’s app for the Galaxy S5, Tab S users can use their fingerprint to log in and pay for transactions with merchants that accept PayPal.
Businesses Find Opportunities In Adaptive Learning
When computers are used as interactive teaching devices, the computers can adapt the curriculum to best fit the needs of the student, typically determined through their responses to specific questions and how they perform tasks presented to them. The drive behind adaptive or personalized learning is an attempt to turn the student into more than just a passive recipient of knowledge and more into a participant in the entire learning process.
Android Battling For The Mobile Field Service Market
Android is making major advancements in the battle for mobile device supremacy in the field service market. Android gained a 62 percent of the overall market share of the mobile market in 2013 — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The biggest advantage the Android OS has over the competition lies in the sheer number of devices that can use the OS. When it comes to price, Android devices cost less than any of the major competitor’s devices.
ConnectED Hub Links Schools With Technology Companies
Since taking office, one of President Barack Obama’s focuses has been preparing America’s students for the challenges they can expect to face in an age of global technology. The fact that millions of students nationwide do not have access to high-speed broadband makes it difficult to compete worldwide.