My School, My Tools: The Impact Of Consumer Technology On Higher Education — Aarkstore Enterprise


The proliferation of devices, online services, and applications gives consumers more access and options than ever before. Ovum believes that institutions must be vigilant about keeping up with consumer technology trends in order to meet student and staff requirements. In the long run, these trends should not lead to, rather than ignite, greater innovation in higher education.

Features and benefits

Offers insight into consumer behaviors and how these are driving the adoption and use of emerging technology.
Explains the implications of consumer technology trends on the higher education IT infrastructure.
Raises issues institutions should be aware of as technology blurs the lines between personal and academic life.
Highlights tools popular among consumers and how they can be integrated into the learning environment.


Consumers are accessing maps on their phones, conducting comparison shopping, and reading books and magazines all on a handheld device that can connect to the internet virtually anywhere. Institutions must now consider the use of emerging technologies are likely to impact their own IT infrastructure.

Given the rise of older, non-traditional students entering higher education, institutions will be doing themselves a disservice by neglecting the technology needs of this user base. Institutions must evaluate how and what students are using in order to provide the necessary IT support.

In an effort to create a cost-effective and flexible IT infrastructure, and motivated in part by the increase in consumer preferences for online services, institutions are turning to SaaS solutions. Therefore, vendor role gains increased importance as institutions look to provide a well-integrated, secure environment.

Your key questions answered

Gain insight into the important consumer-centric trends impacting higher educations technology ecosystem.
Understand what factors influence consumer propensity to adopt technology and in turn, how institutions should provide tools and services.
Determine what devices, applications, and services will gain traction in the higher education market.

Table of Contents :


Summary 1
Catalyst 1
Ovum view 1
Key messages 2
Market Context: the demands of the Digital Consumer in Higher Education 8
Shifts in consumer trends are changing the institution-student relationship 8
Institutions need to look beyond Gen Y 13
Institutions need a strategy for adapting consumer technology preferences for higher education 20
Proficiency with social media is key to long-term student success 22
Business Focus: Whatever changes may come, institutions must not forgo basic best practices 27
IT trades its role as a solution provider to become more service and support-oriented 27
If it doesnt pay, dont put it in play 28
Bring down the physical walls to break down the mental blocks 29
Technology Focus: Manage proliferative innovation with an eye on consumer technology trends 32
Consumer electronics are changing how knowledge is delivered 32
Network uptime is critical to supporting a technology-centric campus 35
With the good comes the bad: greater security risks abound 36
Institutions are embracing tools consumers are already using 40
Recommendations 45
Recommendations for institutions 45
Recommendations for vendors 46
Further reading 48
Citations 49
Methodology 49
Author 49
Ovum Consulting 50
Disclaimer 50
Figure 1: Spending on electronics by college year, 2009 and 2010 10
Figure 2: Price war among e-readers forces consumer costs down 12
Figure 3: Apple iPhone and iPad user profiles 14
Figure 4: US unemployment rate from January 2007 to September 2010 16
Figure 5: Age of Facebook users (2009 – 2010) 18
Figure 6: Importance of owning gadgets of personal technology items that are up-to-date in the US (July 2010) 19
Figure 7: Data breaches at US higher education institutions in September 2010 38TABLE OF TABLES
Table 1: Generational differences in online activity 17

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Venezuela Consumer Electronics Report

Venezuela Consumer Electronics Report

The Venezuela Consumer Electronics has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering both the manufacture and sale of consumer electronics products, critically analysing – and forecasting to end-2014 – the market dynamics affecting each sub-sector, including audio-visual, computers, mobile handsets, gaming and automotives electronics. Furthermore, each Report analyses the domestic and global economic trends driving device demand and component prices, and provides company rankings and competitive landscapes covering leading multinational and national Consumer Electronics companies, and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Venezuela.

Business Monitor International’s Venezuela Consumer Electronics Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Consumer Electronics and construction industry in Venezuela.

Key Benefits of Report

* Benchmark BMI’s Independent 5-year Consumer Electronics Industry Forecasts for Venezuela to test other views – a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Venezuelan Consumer Electronics market.
* Target Business Opportunities & Risks in Venezuela through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments.
* Exploit Latest Competitive Intelligence & Company SWOTS on your competitors and peers through company rankings by sales, market share and ownership structure – includes multi-national and national companies.


Executive Summary

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering Consumer Electronics, major investments and projects, and significant multinational and national company developments.

Consumer Electronics Market

Analysis of the size of the domestic market for electronics products, with indepth assessment and data covering the dynamics driving each sub-sector; audio-visual, computers, mobile phone handsets, gaming devices, as well as demand for automotives electronics.

Electronics Industry

Analysis and data of the domestic electronics manufacturing sector.

We assess the activity of major companies, as well as the regulatory and business operational issues facing manufacturers – including openness to foreign investment, infrastructure, IP issues and the global demand context – and their impact on the production of electronics goods, which is again broken down via market sub-sectors.

Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series and 5-year forecasts to end-2014 for all key industry and economic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Industry value (US$ bn); contribution to GDP (%); Consumer Electronics spending (US$ bn/volume) on each sub-sector, audio-visual, computers, mobile phone handsets, gaming devices, autos electronics and defence electronics – data includes PCs, notebooks, computer peripherals, TVs, LCD TVs, audio equipment, mobile telephones, gaming devices; output of electronics components (US$ bn); output of electronics goods by sub-sector; electronics exports (US$ Sbn); population growth (mn); nominal GDP (US$ bn); real GDP growth (%); consumer price index (%y-o-y average); current account (US$ bn).

Industry Developments

Analysis of new events, trends and regulations affecting the industry in each state, focusing on new company activity/investment and government policies that will stimulate either demand for particular goods, or incentivise the manufacture of products/components domestically.

Competitive Landscapes and Profiles

Comparative company analyses by sales, % market share, employees, registration date and ownership structure. Company profiles include fully researched senior executives and contact details, business activity and leading products and services.

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