Emerging Markets

BYOT

In the corporate sector IT managers are trying to cope with the ‘impossible’ situation that workers are insisting on coming to work, and doing their work, with their own mobile and work devices and preferred software (Bring Your Own Device or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), creating (for the managers, they say) a tsunami of technology management, security, etc, problems.  For the workers, they simply know they are more productive and happy using their own devices.  The same trend is already dominant in post-secondary and will inevitably prevail in K-12 as devices become more ubiquitous, economical, robust and personalized.

Opportunity Statement

There’s no question that BYOT will ultimately be cheaper and more efficient for both formal and informal education providers, so this transition creates a set of venture opportunities surrounding the content, infrastructure and management of the provision of learning.

Prediction Source(s):  

KQED – BYOD

Educause – Top 10 IT Issues 2013

Online Colleges – Tech Trends for 2013

Average: 2.8/5 Stars

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