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February 6, 2008
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Social Networking Site in Violation of COPPA
Essential Resources for CTOs
2008 Horizon Report Released
Broadband Visions
Software & Information Key Driver of Ec Growth
Govít CIOís Urges Action on IT Security
Web 2.0 Threats Loom Large For IT
Open Source Gaining Traction
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Vision of John Seeley Brown
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Computer Literacy NOT Information Literacy
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2007-2008 Corporate Partners
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Gartner, Inc.

Absolute Software Corporation

Mitel Networks Corporation
Promethean, Inc.†
Safari Montage/Library Video Company†
SMART Technologies Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.


Media/Marketing Partners
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Cable in the Classroom/Threshold
CDW-G/Ed Tech Magazine
Center for Digital Education/Converge
District Administration
eSchool News
Linworth Publishing/Library Media Connection
Marketing Projects, Inc./The Big Deal Book
Scholastic Administr@tor
Technology & Learning
T.H.E. Journal
Wimba, Inc.

2007-08 Institutional Members

2007-08 Corporate Members
8e6 Technologies
Absolute Software Corporation
Administrative Assistants, Ltd.
Adobe Systems, Inc.
American Education Corporation
Atomic Learning
Blackboard Inc.
Brother International Corporation
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Cambium Learning Technologies
CCI Crosby Publishing
Cengage Learning
Center for Digital Education
Cisco Systems, Inc.
ClassLink Technologies
Connections Academy, LLC
Cox Communications, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
District Administration Magazine
ECS Core Projects & Technologies Ltd.
Ed Tech Magazine
Education Networks of America
Education TURNKEY Systems, Inc.
Educational Systemics, Inc.
EduPoint Educational Systems, LLC
elnstruction Corporation
Empirical Education, Inc.
ePALS Classroom Exchange
eScholar LLC
eSchool News
Excelsior Software, Inc.
Extron Electronics
Faronics Technologies Inc.
Fidelis Security Systems
Follett Software Co.
Funds For Learning, LLC
Futurekids, Inc.
Harcourt, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Company
IBM Corporation
Info-Tech Research Group
Inspiration Software, Inc.
Intel Corporation
Juniper Networks
Lightspeed Systems Inc.
Linworth Publishing, Inc.
Market Data Retrieval
Marketing Projects, Inc.
MITEL Networks
Oracle Corporation
PASCO Scientific
Pearson Foundation
Plato Learning
Polycom, Inc.
Promethean, Inc.
Qwizdom, Inc.
Renaissance Learning
Safari Montage/Library Video Company†
Scholastic Administrator
SchoolNet, Inc.
Scientific Learning Corporation
SMART Technologies Inc.
Spectrum K-12 School Solution Inc.†
Sprint Nextel
T.H.E. Journal
Technology & Learning
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Thinkronize, Inc. / netTrekker
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc
Vector Resources
Vericept Corporation
Verizon Business
VIP Tone, Inc.
Wimba, Inc.†
Winter Group

Software & Information Key Driver of Ec Growth

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the trade association for the software and digital information industry, has released a report that measures the substantial economic impact of the software and information (S&I) industries on the U.S. and global economies.
The report, entitled "Software & Information: Driving the Global Knowledge Economy," finds that these industries are among the fastest growing and most important. The Reportís key findings reveal that software and information industries:
  • Experience Faster Growth than Overall U.S. Economy. Recent growth of 10.8 percent compared to 3.2 percent GDP growth helps to sustain the expansion of the overall American economy.
  • Generate Millions of Jobs for Americans. The U.S. software and information (S & I ) industries employ more than 2.7 million Americans, with 17 percent net employment growth between 1997 and 2006.
  • Create High-Wage Jobs. Employees working in the nationís S&I industries are well-compensated, earning among the highest wages in the country. The annual average wage paid in the S&I industries was $75,400 in 2006, 78 percent higher than the average $42,400 for all private-sector workers.
  • Compete Successfully Around the World. American S & I firms are global leaders, selling products and services in markets around the world with strong sales and revenue growth. S&I direct sales through U.S. affiliates are over $60.4 billion, 13 percent of the total $483 billion for all U.S. companies. Additionally, the S&I contributed another $19 billion in cross-border exports.Propel Global ICT spending. Global ICT spending, a broad basket that includes a measurement of expenditures for software and computer services is greater than $3 trillion and is projected to grow to approximately $4 trillion in 2008.
The report also makes the link to importance of technology in education/training sector.

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