While many higher-ed IT departments are still struggling to handle the flood of mobile devices onto campus networks, some industry experts now advise institutions to adopt a broader strategy that goes beyond BYOD to encompass the applications they run, too.

“We are transitioning from BYOD to bring-your-own-application (BYOA)—it’s really about the application,” said Chris LaPoint, vice president of product management at SolarWinds, a Texas-based company that develops IT management software. “The applications that run on those devices are potentially more important than the fact that these devices are showing up on the network. That’s the landscape of the problem.”

According to LaPoint, BYOD and...

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Andrew Barbour is a freelance writer and editorial contributor.