The consumerization of information technology refers to the phenomenon where technology emerges from the consumer market and spreads into an organizational environment. The mix of technology includes collaboration tools, cloud computing, and mobile devices. While not a new experience for higher education, the boundaries between institutionally-provisioned IT and personally-provisioned IT are becoming more porous. Expanded user-provisioned technology brings with it both opportunity and challenge, and this ECAR study explores the implications for IT infrastructure, planning and governance, security and compliance, support strategies, teaching and learning, and budget.
Via Stephen diFilipo, Higher Ed InfoSec Council