White Papers

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

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Enabling Instructional Use of YouTube for Schools

Learn how you can securely access YouTube EDU – a section of YouTube that contains thousands of free educational videos – through Dell SonicWALL security solutions, and provide your school with a powerful instructional resource. With YouTube for Schools enabled by a Dell™ SonicWALL™ Next-Generation Firewall, school admins and teachers can log in and watch any video on the site. Meanwhile, students can only watch YouTube EDU videos, plus any videos added by their school. Teachers and admins can also create playlists of videos that are viewable only within their school’s network. Find out more in this tech brief.

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University Empowers Data Experts and Novices

The University of Alaska needed a tool that would enable both novice and expert users to easily run ad hoc queries against multiple data sources. Find out why they chose Toad Data Point to save time and increase productivity.

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The Promise of Learning Analytics: Using Data to Drive Student Outcomes

Find out how schools are using data analytics to personalize the learning experience and improve student outcomes, as well as get tips for surmounting roadblocks to creating successful analytics in your educational setting.

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Academic Analytics: Business Intelligence for Higher Education

This report looks at how higher education institutions use analytics to recruit and retain the best students, as well as improve the learning experience. Learn how to overcome barriers to implementing analytics in your organization by downloading this White Paper today.

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Building a Next-Generation Campus: Transforming Education with Cloud Collaboration

Campus Technology recently surveyed higher education IT decision makers on the use and value of collaboration and cloud technologies on campus. Download this informative infographic to learn the results.

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IDC: Proactive and Predictive Virtualization Management

See how Dell helped five customers accelerate problem diagnosis and root cause analysis speeds by up to 50%, increase host utilization by 10-15%, boost IT staff productivity, enhance service levels and improve capacity/resource allocation planning.

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The Definitive Guide to Virtualization Management Software

Read this helpful ebook to discover how to reach full virtualization in your data center. Plus, get tips for researching and purchasing the tools to manage your virtual environment performance, and selecting the right vendor.

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Essential Guide to Synchronous Learning and Web Conferencing

With increasing demand for online learning coming from both distance learners and on-campus students, colleges and universities must provide a synchronous learning platform. Beyond satisfying this need, institutions are increasingly interested in providing web conferencing and real-time collaboration capabilities as well. This guide lays out critical considerations that can spell the difference between a solution that excels and one that doesn’t. Based on our long experience with academic institutions worldwide, we share the essential guide to synchronous learning, web conferencing, and real-time collaboration. Helping institutions move beyond just-for-meeting tools to a solution purpose-built for the academic environment.