White Papers

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


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Revolutionizing the Classroom with Virtual Desktops in the Cloud

Combine the concept of virtual desktops with the power of the cloud, and the combination is the revolution in desktop computing known as DaaS (desktops as a service). Download this exclusive GameChanger to learn how universities are using DaaS for increased flexibility in computing power, enhanced security, and an overall superior user experience.


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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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.


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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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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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Universities Improve the Value of Education with eSignatures

While the price tag of higher education has escalated in the last 30 years, its impact on earnings has also gained significance. Furthermore, with tuition inflating even faster than healthcare costs, family incomes cannot keep up. Higher education therefore becomes unaffordable for many students. This report examines how forward-thinking universities are leveraging and implementing the use of eSignature technologies to run more efficiently, eliminate excessive expenses and improve the overall value provided to students.


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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.