I was taking a little pause on the top 10 issues, but Newton has taken us to issue #2 - Let's go with the flow, shall we?
Newton asks great questions. Educause Issue #2 posts:
Issue #2: Supporting the Trends toward IT Consumerization and Bring-Your-Own Device
While the technology landscape has never been more personal or easy to use, it is simultaneously increasingly complex to manage and support. Faculty, staff, and students no longer need the IT organization as an intermediary in their adoption and application of the most commonly used technologies. They arrive with mature personal computing environments that they have self-configured to meet their specific needs, preferences, and styles of work and recreation. Any college or university that maintains hard-and-fast rules about which devices and communication tools must (or may not) be used risks being irrelevant. Yet the institution's data and intellectual property must be...