White Papers

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


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Travel Risk Management in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Having a solid, common travel risk management program is vital to protect the trav¬eler as well as the institution – especially in university travel. Researchers, volunteers and other scholars often find themselves rather literally in the middle of nowhere. Yet various challenges and realities continue to frustrate professionals tasked with establishing travel risk management at universities. There are common hurdles, both culturally and technically, that need to be overcome. The purpose of this paper is to assess the challenges of travel risk management at insti¬tutions of higher learning and offer solutions for fixing the duty of care dilemma.


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Sky's the Limit: What Could You and Your Team Accomplish with 46% More Time?

IT Leaders Rethink IT Support: A recent Blackboard study of helpdesk interactions found that 46% were simple password resets - a task that can be easily automated. Think about what your support team could accomplish if they could save the time spent on this and other routine tasks.


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It's Time to Refresh Your Data Center

In difficult economic times, many organizations have to cut back, limiting expenditures to necessities and putting new initiatives on hold. While that saves money in the short term, over time an aging infrastructure will prevent you from capitalizing on the exciting benefits and opportunities made possible by new technologies. In this White Paper, we’ll examine how improvements in processor technology have affected the data center and how you can avoid the pitfalls sometimes uncovered in an upgrade.


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Windows Server 2003: Why You Should Get Current

This IDC white paper considers the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores the Windows migration options that are available to customers and the benefits associated with a modernization effort. It also evaluates the risks that customers faced if they did not move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.




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Enhance Learning with Collaborative Technologies

Learn how collaboration and presentation systems can foster engagement, discussion and collaboration.


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Cloud Campus: The Software-Defined College

Cloud on Campus: Higher Ed institutions spend $4B/year on unmanaged investments. What steps are universities taking to eliminate IT silos, deliver increased control, and empower users?


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4 Ways Video Walls Help Higher Ed Attract Students, Create Collaborative Learning Environments, and Build Communities

New technologies in the classroom and a trend toward technology-based models of learning are creating a dramatic transformation in the higher education sector. As traditional institutions struggle to find new ways to stay relevant, one emerging technology trend, video walls, is helping higher education institutions wow tech-savvy incoming students and prove their relevance.Learn what types of video wall applications are being implemented and how they address critical challenges for higher education institutions.


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Case Study: Creating the Library of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s library of card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System is passé. Today’s learners are tech-savvy and non-conventional. They want a vibrant library environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and deeply engaged learning. They prefer interactive video chats and lively whiteboard collaboration instead of the hushed group study sessions of the past. In short, they want what a library should have been all along. If you’re wondering how to get started or what the next generation of libraries will look like, we invite you to read about how a major university partnered with the world’s leading audio/video solutions provider, AVI-SPL, to make full use of today’s cutting-edge collaborative learning technologies to build the library of the future.