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ERIC Number: EJ951248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
From Users to Choosers: Central IT and the Challenge of Consumer Choice
Yanosky, Ronald
EDUCAUSE Review, v45 n6 p46-48, 50, 52, 54, 56 Nov-Dec 2010
Is the era of personal computing ending, or is it only just beginning? Certainly, cyberlife seems to have become more intensely personal over the last few years, partly because it has also become so much more social. The rise of the new consumer-oriented ubiquitous computing will reshape--and reduce--users' reliance on enterprise IT. Much of the IT capability that colleges and universities now maintain will devolve to external services, with some remaining under institutional control but with others becoming independent. As the people institutions are accustomed to thinking of as "users" refashion themselves into "choosers", colleges and universities will have to devise new ways of supporting constituents and looking out for institutional interests. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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