White Papers

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


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Creating a Culture of Assessment on Campus

Download this whitepaper to learn how assessment is proving to be a powerful tool for helping faculty – and students – better navigate the learning process and how assessment can help you!


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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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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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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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High Impact Outreach

As student demographics continue to change and enrollment slows down, higher education is going through a rapid transformation. Meanwhile, forces such as financing, tuition costs, government policies, and technological developments help define the new reality of the higher education landscape. With evolving student needs, higher education institutions need to address these challenges by adopting modern marketing solutions like Oracle Marketing Cloud for Student Engagement, to improve student experiences and enhance enrollment outreach going forward.


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The Top Five Things to Understand About 802.11AC

The era of mobility is here. Universities are expected to provide networks capable of managing bandwidth-intensive applications such as video, virtual desktops, and cloud computing. Given the pressure from students, faculty, and staff to provide a fast, efficient network many IT leaders are aggressively deploying 802.11AC to meet the challenge.