Read our full 2013 'Mobility in Higher Education' survey results right here

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The "Mobility in Higher Education" CIO survey was conducted by the Education Dive editorial staff and is underwritten by Sprint Higher Education Solutions.

If you work in higher education right now, you probably know that smartphones and tablets fit prominently into the ed tech landscape. Every day here at Education Dive, we read about the iPad, mobile app and online learning trends that are driving change in university and college IT departments. We wanted to get a clear picture of the devices and BYOD priorities that characterize those issues, so we asked 50 higher ed CIOs to tell us their stories in our 2013 "Mobility in Higher Education" survey.

We questioned CIOs about which smartphones they use and what their institutions pay for. Then, we asked them to tell us if their schools have adopted BYOD policies or plan on adopting them in the near future. As a result, we learned a lot, and we are proud to share the results with you today.

Our most noteworthy findings included the following:

  • 66% of the CIOs we questioned use iPhones.
  • 72% use iPads for work.
  • 62% indicated that their organization provided them with a smartphone or tablet.
  • Only 24% said their institutions currently have BYOD policies
  • 74%, however, indicated that mobility and BYOD have increased in importance in the past year.
  • Security was the biggest BYOD-related concern for the CIOs who participated, with 60% called it their "biggest worry."



To read the report in detail, with insights into the mobile apps, plans and university technology purchases that also showed up in our survey results, check out the full 2013 "Mobility in Higher Education" report, and email us with any questions.


Education Dive's 2013 "Mobility in Higher Education" survey was underwritten by Sprint Higher Education Solutions.

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