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Date: Aug 2013

Is there a place for BYOD (Bring your own device) in Higher Education? Well, given that over 60% of employees already use their personal devices for work in some way, the question is no longer relevant. A more appropriate question is “What are the BYOD related benefits and costs?”, and this blog will help you begin to think about this question for your institution.

When answering this question, I think BYOD has different applicability for the 3 categories of users in a Higher Education environment:

  1. Employees (Faculty and staff)
  2. Students
  3. Visitors
  4. ...Read More

measure and estimate

Many of the issues that I hear about from our IT consulting clients can be traced back to either an inability or disinterest in scoping and estimating projects. The woodworkers maxim of “measure twice, cut once” has been replaced by “I don’t have time to build up a detailed task estimate” and “it will work itself out as I’ll be high on some estimates and low on others.” More often than not, we find that our clients have solid processes for estimating project size and complexity but don’t bother to use them....Read More

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