White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


Manage Student Performance in Real Time

The fundamental goal of our education systems is to ensure that every student is successful. Addressing academic performance issues early, before they become too severe, is the best way to ensure that students achieve their full potential, remain in school and graduate on time. Download this white paper to learn how Predictive Analytics for Student Performance can help you proactively identify students at risk of underperforming and deliver targeted interventions to get them back on track.


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Enabling BYOD for Education

The idea of bring your own device (BYOD) for connectivity has been well recognized in most networking environments. This trend has only increased in recent years as more students have turned to personal computing devices as study aides as connectivity has become easier and costs have fallen. This white paper explores the impact of BYOD on modern education network environments through education-specific cases and a deeper look at the evolving needs of wired and wireless network access on campus.


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Creating the Digital Campus

Many institutions are ill equipped to transition to new ways of doing business. The journey requires the proper mix of planning, piloting, training, and marketing of successes that align business goals, such as improved student academic results, increased capture of research grants, and budgetary cost savings. This white paper outlines how higher education institutions can effectively deploy collaborative technology solutions to address market challenges, overcome institutional barriers, and transform education.


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Wake Forest University Enriches the Education Experience with Pioneering Use of Collaboration Technology

Continuing its tradition of technology innovation, Wake Forest reinvents the classroom and forges stronger links among students, teachers, and administrators with advanced collaboration and social media solutions.




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New Approach to Classroom Polling Engages Students, Instructors

At the University of South Carolina in Columbia, new classroom polling software is engaging students, raising exam grades, and saving instructor time. Download this exclusive Digital Dialogue to learn how Leslie Hendrix, an instructor in the statistics department, is using REEF Polling from i>clicker to positively impact her classroom.


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Florida Polytechnic University: Startup School

For its grand opening in the fall of 2014, Florida Poly partnered with MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, and acquired a MakerBot Innovation Center with more than 50 MakerBot Replicator® 3D Printers. The university placed this makerspace at the center of its main instructional building, across the hall from an IBM supercomputer. “This is the time to be out in front, investing in technologies that are sustainable trends,” says Tom Hull, Florida Poly’s vice president and chief information officer. See how Florida Poly reached the forefront of 3D Printing in this case study.


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Debunking the Top 10 Cloud-Hosted Desktop Myths

This paper exposes—and debunks—the top 10 DaaS myths, which range from supposed cost, user experience and security issues, to ease of use, licensing and integration limitations. It shows how, by consuming virtual desktops as a cloud-hosted service, businesses can deliver high-performing desktops to users on any device in minutes, easing IT management burdens and reducing the total cost of desktop ownership.


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Making the Move from Citrix to VMware Horizon Air

The emergence of desktops as a service (DaaS), a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy and manage virtual desktop solution, takes full advantage of today’s modern, robust cloud-based infrastructure to provide the viable long-term alternative to desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix that can take an organization’s productivity to the next level. This paper will examine advantages of VMware Horizon® Air™ Desktops and Apps over the virtual desktop solution from Citrix, illustrating why VMware is not only the logical alternative, but also the superior long term choice.