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Thursday July 24th, 2014

Smartphone Introduction and Recommendations

Smartphones on Campus

Mobile devices have taken an increasingly central role for campus web services. In a recent survey to the campus community, 75% of the over 2,200 respondants replied as using a smartphone. In response to this growing need, OIT has examined several mobile platforms and devices in an effort to make recommendations to the campus for what devices work best with our services such as campus e-mail. Below you will find our initial recommendations.

OIT Smartphone Recommendations

After our internal testing along with feedback from the campus OIT has two recommended mobile platforms that work best with our services: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android. Each platform has its own particular set of pros and cons that each individual should consider specifically for his or her use before deciding which is best. In addition, it's important to consider carrier signal quality and cost prior to purchasing a smartphone.