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IT Might Be The Most Important Department In Higher Ed

OPSVIEW The New Big Man on Campus: IT might be the most important department in Higher Ed The most important department on campus is now officially IT. Students and prospective students are expecting more and more from their institutions. Online learning has evolved from luxury to a commodity that has been expected by even the smallest universities and campus. That in combination with students now using a bevy of mobile devices has resulted in IT departments being at the forefront of making sure students stay connected, professors can teach, and administrations can run the institutions smoothly. Well, just how important is the "New Big Man on Campus"? Just take a look. 37% 83% of college students use 2+ mobile devices a day 98% of college students own a smartphone of universities offer wireless access in student housing Schools expect to spend up to a third of their IT budget in the next four years on cloud computing 47% 50% 45% of higher-ed institutions had cloud services in 2012 of students take online courses today, averaging about two web-based classes per term of college students own tablets 61% have covered 80% or more of the In 2014 an additional 25% of higher-ed institutions will be offering speeds of campus with strong wireless network coverage (four bars or more) 1gb or more The most popular mobile apps are always the most data-hungry ones: Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things installed 82% of higher-ed IT execs say their network is more complex compared to 2 years base will reach 26 billion units by 2020 ago 573% Games 26 billion Social 64% Networking ON 67% Music Conclusion All these new devices in combination with the evolution of higher education has made today's IT department the new big man on campus. Check out how IT departments can make sure their students, professors, and administrators can all stay connected with one view at www.opsview.com. www.opsview.com Reference data from "Opsview eBook - How To Ensure Your University IT Is Ivy League"

IT Might Be The Most Important Department In Higher Ed

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The most important department on campus is now officially IT. Students are using more devices than ever with 37% using 2+ mobile devices a day and expecting more from a technology perspective from the...

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