White Papers

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


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iDashboards for Higher Education Providing Insight for Operational Success

Colleges and universities are increasingly adopting business intelligence dashboards to monitor performance and strive toward their strategic planning goals. With diverse stakeholders and complex organizational structures, higher education institutions are seeking enhanced data visualization solutions in order to increase transparency. Having self-service dashboards, institutions can access at-a-glance data anytime, anywhere and drilldown into critical metrics. Learn how you can utilize intuitive dashboards for real-time, data-driven decisions.


The Case for 3D Printing at Your School

This paper explores the use of 3D printing for creating complex mechanical objects— specifically gear systems. The goal is to help you understand how to integrate gear-making into your curriculum, whether that’s for engineering students (an obvious place to include it) or for other endeavors, such as the arts and sciences where students want to make real their virtual ideas. By introducing your students to the study of gears—something that moves something else—you’ll be setting them up with the basics that will serve them a lifetime in the realm of the physical world.


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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.


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Western Oregon University: A Leap Forward in Digital Education

See how Western Oregon University powered media-rich teaching and learning experiences and enhanced overall efficiency through virtualization to improve their digital education.




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UCLA Speeds Time to Market for Research with HPC Infrastructure on NetApp

Learn how The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) provided researchers with a scalable high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure while maintaining robust performance.


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Modernizing Utah State University with DocuSign

Universities have the potential to run efficiently and eliminate excessive expenses when departments work together to streamline cumbersome workflows. Leveraging eSignature technologies for unwieldy approval processes cuts costs, saves time and reduces risk. Reductions in cost, time and risk increase the university’s value proposition for students.


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Case Study: Faster Approvals - Just the Tip of the Iceberg for RCCC

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) wanted to expedite approvals of financial documents like travel authorizations and expense reimbursements.

Read this Case Study to learn how RCCC accomplished that and a lot more with DocuSign: big improvements in staff efficiency and document accuracy, cost savings, and — critically important to a Finance department — better security and compliance.


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The Gateway to Student Centricity

Nearly half of all states already have some form of performance-based funding criteria in place, with more states following in their footsteps. Yet, despite the government’s emphasis on increasing outcomes, college dropout rates show no signs of improving. Higher education institutions need to incorporate proactive mechanisms to both detect and engage with students who are at risk. And modern marketing solutions like Oracle Marketing Cloud for Student Engagement can help them do so—assisting higher education marketers address the challenges that exist around student success.