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AR/VR Headsets See Major Decline as Mixed Reality Emerges

Augmented and virtual reality headsets experienced a double-digit decline over the last year. Worldwide, AR/VR headset manufacturers shipped 8.8 million units in all of 2022, down 20.9% over the previous year, according to a new report.

Tablets and PCs to See Dramatic Decline in 2023

One of the few bright spots for tablet and PC manufacturers is schools, as the overall market for these computing devices is expected to fall 11.2% this year, reaching 2019 levels.

Security Appliances Top $6.1 Billion in a Single Quarter

The security appliance market saw a substantial increase year over year, with five manufacturers dominating in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Call for Participation: IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey

THE Journal is relaunching its K–12 IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey. To date, thousands of K–12 IT professionals have participated, providing valuable insights into the profession for their peers and colleagues.

DMARC Study of Education Domains Warns of Widespread Vulnerabilities due to Email Security Settings

New research shows that an overwhelming majority of education institutions in the United States have incorrectly configured email security settings and as a result are more susceptible to phishing and spoofing threats.

'Unsustainable Levels of Stress' Will Push IT Security Leaders into New Roles

Within two years, half of information security professionals across all sectors will leave their current positions, and half of those will find themselves in completely different roles.

Report Details Increasingly Sophisticated Phishing Attacks and Proxies Targeting Students

In a monthlong study of one U.S. school district with newly implemented PhishID security software, Identity Automation uncovered detailed markers of increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks and dangerous proxy services targeting students, according to a new report out from Identity Automation.

Lenovo Rolls Out New Edu Laptops and Chromebooks, Introduces Devices-as-a-Service Solution

Lenovo has revamped its education technology portfolio, recently introducing new Windows 11 and ChromeOS laptops, new features for its VR Classroom and LanSchool solutions, and a new device-as-a-service option for K–12 schools.

The Best Ed Tech Innovations Will Be Emergent – If We Do This Right

Without minimizing the need to honor students’ privacy rights, we as an ed tech community should also not miss the opportunity to search for the new emergent patterns that will no doubt appear when we look at how students, teachers, and their data all interact. It’s these new patterns, like ripples in the sand, that will likely offer insights into the heretofore most intractable questions in education.

Got Chromebooks? First Steps to Securely and Sustainably Reusing and Recycling School Devices

An expert offers tips for K-12 administrators and their IT teams on how to make the most out of their investment in Chromebooks with security and sustainability in mind, and recommends schools revise their IT equipment policies to address used and end-of-life devices, including Chromebooks.

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