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Blog // Connect South Carolina

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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Education Proposal Includes $29 Million More for Tech in Schools

By Jennifer Cobb

Last week, Governor Haley announced her plan for reforming education in the state of South Carolina with roughly $29.3 million, to add to an existing $10 million, going towards technology in the classroom, specifically to improve schools’ Internet bandwidth and computing devices. An additional $750,000 will go to pay for 10 additional teachers in the state’s Virtual Schools Program. Governor Haley is also asking to direct $4 million for technology-related professional development for teachers. The majority of the funding for Governor Haley’s $160 million total education proposal would come from the expected $200 million in new revenue to be...

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Governor Haley Education Plan Includes More Tech in Classrooms

By Jennifer Cobb

With the new year having just begun, state leaders across the country are gearing up for their respective state of the state addresses, laying out their plans for improving economies, infrastructure, education, and employment. In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley has made reforming the state’s public school system an important piece in her re-election campaign, and in an online article published by The State over the weekend, readers are given an exclusive look at Governor Haley’s plan. Governor Haley’s plan includes: More focus on poorer districts Increased access to classroom technology, which could include devices or network access...

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