What Does BYOE Mean for IT?: IT Leader Roundtable


The bring-your-own-everything (BYOE) phenomenon continues to gain momentum as more students, faculty, and staff use personal devices and services on campus. The person who previously brought only a laptop on campus might now also tote a smartphone or tablet and use one or all of them to access institutional networks for academic or personal purposes. The BYOE phenomenon has reached an inflection point where the number of people and devices using the campus technology environment has begun to have noteworthy institutional and technological consequences. To learn more about the state of BYOE, ECAR invited IT leaders at four institutions—Baylor University, Chesapeake College, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and the University of Puget Sound—to share their experiences during a roundtable discussion. The IT leaders voiced common concerns about infrastructure and security and discussed ways IT organizations can adapt to and benefit from the BYOE phenomenon. This case study synthesizes their comments.

Citation for this work: Pirani, Judith A. What Does BYOE Mean for IT?: IT Leader Roundtable (Case Study). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2013, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.

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