Apple’s Q3 2012 quarterly results missed Wall Street’s expectations. But Apple iPad and MacBook Air sales into the education vertical – K-12 schools, colleges and universities — are setting records. For VARs and IT consultants in the education vertical, supporting Apple tablets and notebooks is now a baseline requirement. Here’s the update.
We know that demand for Linux skills is increasing but the supply still remains low. And because of that, the current average salary for Linux pros in the USA is high, over $90k/ year, which is really awesome. That's why if you want to work in the IT industry in the near future,
investing in a college degree in Linux would be a very great idea.
Reducing software piracy will not magically conjure up those hundreds of billions of dollars of economic growth that the BSA invokes, or create huge numbers of new jobs: it will simply move the money around - in fact, it will send more of it outside local economies to the US, and reduce the local employment.
For the first time in American history, colleges could be judged on how their graduates perform in the real world and give the private sector a way to compete on a common metric. Later today, President Obama will unveil a new plan to overhaul college ratings, funding requirements and loan repayment, as well as promote innovations in online learning.