White Papers

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


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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.


Reduce Downtime with Database Replication

In a world where data is king, having a reliable way to back up massive amounts of critical data is crucial. In fact, reliability and data accuracy are the top must-haves in a database replication solution, according to a survey of 150 information technology decision-makers in the higher education industry. Read this Digital Dialogue to learn how to achieve reliable backup and reduced downtime.


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Case Study: Richland School District Two

Administrators at Richland School District Two wanted to dramatically expand a program for 1:1 computing to improve instructional quality and educational outcomes. Download this White Paper to learn how they successfully rolled out their program creating exciting lessons for students, easy-to adopt methods for teachers, as well as a reduced support burden for IT and better total cost of ownership.


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HP Desktop Mini: The Next-Generation in Business Desktop PCs

With the ever increasing pace of business, streamlining of workloads and workflows, shrinking technology, network file storage, and the cloud, the desktop PC is evolving. No longer does every task require a power-centric,large, expandable PC chassis with massive hard drives. Performance, simplicity, versatility, space-saving, and power efficiency are the demands of today’s business desktop PC. Yet, in the enterprise, security and manageability are still critical. With desktop virtualization just emerging, a powerful business PC is still where the majority of daily work gets done. Read this White Paper to learn how HP’s newest and smallest business desktop platform, the HP Desktop Mini, fits the bill without filling the space.




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Keeping Up with San Demands

Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee, has nearly 5,000 students across 4 campuses that serve a 14-county area in West Tennessee. They also offer online,evening, and accelerated courses,and dual enrollment programs for high school students who want to earn college credits. Supporting such a large number of on-campus and off-campus students, Jackson State needed to upgrade their storage area network system(SAN). They turned to the PC Connection family of companies to implement an all-new SAN to efficiently serve the entire college community.


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Case Study: Kingston Leverages SSDs to Improve User Satisfaction and Boost Employee Productivity

Like many executives in today’s economy, Kingston’s IT Director had two main goals: to improve endusers’ satisfaction and to increase the productivity of his IT department. With these two goals in mind, the IT Director challenged his managers to deliver measurable results. But simply improving end users’ system performance wasn’t enough. Sanders needed to do it in a way that boosted IT staffers’ productivity as well. Read this White Paper to learn how Sanders achieved these objectives, through the decision to phase out the use of spindle drives in favor of solid state drives (SSDs).


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Lenovo is Your Partner in Common Core Readiness

As districts decide how to spend Common Core dollars, technical requirements are just the start. Download this White Paper to learn how education-built products and innovative services can help you build a reliable, responsive infrastructure that supports true integration of technology into learning and success.


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Connecting Interactive Whiteboards

Interactive whiteboards significantly enhance the learning process through more advanced interaction and collaboration. Download this White Paper to learn about the technology almost 1/4 of teachers have already incorporated into their classroom.