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5 Predictions for the Web in 2025

By Jennifer Cobb

According to technology experts celebrating the world wide web’s 25th birthday last week, the web in 2025 will help improve education, help cultivate better partnerships globally, and jumpstart changes to healthcare and the systems behind it. On the other hand, these technology experts also say the web in 10 years will see online privacy as a luxury for the rich as the web will contribute to and expand the global wealth gap and amplify loss and abuse online. The five predictions according to InformationWeek: 1. Big data will affect the public's actions and behavior             “We will...

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‘Gig City Gaming’ with CDE Lightband

By Jennifer Cobb

CDE Lightband launched its gig services in 2013 and has since received great feedback from its residential customers and the commercial industry has proven to be engaged customers as well.  The city of Clarksville has also reportedly seen an influx of individuals and families relocating to the area due to CDE Lightband’s services. This April, Clarksville will be hosting its annual “Rivers & Spires” community festival and one of the highlights of the event is sure to be CDE Lightband’s “Gig City Gaming.” Named for the city’s location at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, as well as downtown’s many churches with huge...

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Digital Learning Day Highlight 2014: Tennessee Virtual Academy

By Jennifer Cobb

In honor of Digital Learning Day today, Connected Tennessee is highlighting Tennessee Virtual Academy. Digital Learning Day is “a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential.” The Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), founded in the fall of 2011 by K12 Inc., dedicates itself to the preparation of each student for a successful future through a quality instructional program in a safe, healthy, orderly, and supportive environment. This online school is...

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Technology Outlook for 2014

By Jennifer Cobb

Global spending on technology will rise 6.2 percent in U.S. dollars to $2.22 trillion in 2014, helped by an improving economy and growing interest in areas such as mobility and cloud computing, according to new data from Forrester Research. Software will account for the largest share of tech spending in 2014, at $568 billion, followed by IT outsourcing at $442 billion, IT consulting and integration services at $421 billion, computer equipment with $416 billion and communications equipment at $373 billion, according to Forrester’s report. U.S. buyers are setting the pace, being responsible for 40 percent of all tech spending, while the nation...

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