White Papers

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

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Unlocking the Power of Assessments

The right assessment tool can transform how faculty view and use assessments-with immediate impact on student success. With the increasing pressure from accreditors and the public to validate the educational experience, the mounting financial stresses, rising tuition costs and increased competition, the pressure to find new ways to measure, monitor and report on the intrinsic value of college education has never been greater. Download this Industry Perspective to explore how assessment software can become a tool to allow faculty to improve exams, courses, curricula, engagement and pedagogy.

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Using DaaS to Create the Ideal Desktop User Experience - Without a PC

With the ubiquity of end-user computing long established, organizations now are grappling with a tough dilemma: Users want enterprise-class performance and availability, but they demand the flexibility to use familiar devices and applications—anywhere, and at any time. Desktops as a service (DaaS) can be a great way to give users what they want and deliver a superior user experience, leading to greater productivity.

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The Smart Disaster Recovery Strategy for Your Workforce: Cloud-Hosted Desktops

Most organizations believe that in the unlikely event of a natural or manmade disaster, their disaster recovery(DR) plan will keep them up and running. But the reality is, these events happen more often than you realize. Plus, only about 60 percent of businesses have documented DR plans1, and most of those plans aren’t up to snuff. They typically cover servers and networks, but don’t address the desktops that workers rely on to do their jobs. Historically, desktop DR has been too expensive. But if your desktops go down, your employees could be out of work for days and the effect on your business could be devastating. To combat this, more organizations are turning to cloud-hosted desktop DR—an affordable, easy way to ensure workforce continuity,whenever or wherever disaster strikes.

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How Desktop-as-a-Service Can Solve Higher Education’s End-User Computing Challenges

Colleges and universities face considerable end-user computing challenges today. Download this White Paper to learn how moving to cloud-hosted desktops and apps as-a-service can help.

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How the Digital Skills Gap is Failing Higher Education and How to Close It

Is there a digital skills gap residing on your campus?

Many colleges and universities are harboring at least one digital skills gap. These chasms not only present real obstacles to learning, but can lead to a future skills mismatch as graduates enter the workplace. But, there are ways to close the digital skills gap and move toward digital fluency.

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How "Software-Defined" Are Changing Modern Data Centers

Software-defined data centers are increasingly becoming the norm for IT organizations looking to reduce infrastructure costs, improve resiliency against unplanned service outages and make IT resources easier to manage and scale.

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Public Sector Reacts Positively to the Changes in IT Consumption

Download this White Paper to learn the important results from an IDC Government Insights survey indicating that government and education IT managers are both struggling to deal with the complexities introduced by the consumerization of IT, and also looking to take advantage of the increased functionality brought forth by these changes. This InfoBrief report highlights some of these new opportunities, while stressing the importance of building a flexible, high- performance network that can help organizations adapt to these changes.