White Papers

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


Working Smarter

Working Smarter with Dell Devices

Read this case study to learn how Dell addressed systems refresh needs by considering the needs of each user group to determine role-specific devices from a list of the latest Dell workstations, cloud clients, laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Find out more about boosting end user productivity while reducing non-standard device configurations.


Top Five Reasons for Migration

Top Five Reasons Why You Must Migrate Away From Windows XP Today

With the end of Windows XP support, a surprising number of organizations have yet to migrate to modern Windows. This white paper highlights some of the top reasons why now is the time to make changes to lower migration costs, assess key application testing and validation, and realize benefits of a potential investment in new PCs that can efficiently run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Read this white paper to learn how Dell can help your IT organization migrate with ease.


Bring Networks and Applications Closer—Cisco ONE

A series of sweeping trends is placing new requirements on the tried-and-true network model—requiring network infrastructure and applications to communicate. Get the open foundation you need for today’s mobile and cloud-connected world with Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture.


Comprehensive Security: Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series

With a rich and comprehensive set of security features, Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Series Switches can help you address networking megatrends such as bring your own device (BYOD), mobility, and IPv6 transition. Dive deep into the security features these switches provide.




Lippis Research Reviews the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X

In this Lippis Report Research Note, Lippis Research reviews the latest edition of the “most popular access switch on the planet” – the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X. Get a break down of the capabilities, features, and benefits of the new Catalyst 2960-X.


Be Energy Efficient—The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series

How much energy could be saved if all 230 million Layer 2 and 3 fixed managed switch ports sold in 2012 were as energy-efficient as the new Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switch? Find out in this Cisco infographic.


Design Guide—Scaling Up to a Campus-Wide LAN

Is it time to scale your network environment to a campus wired LAN? Here’s the framework you need to set up your LAN the right way. Follow these instructions—based on common use cases and priorities—and discover how to address your organization’s requirements.


ZK Research: Transforming Your Network Architecture

Networks are more complex than ever before—and network managers are looking for new ways to simplify operations. In this ZK Research paper, see why Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture provides unprecedented levels of openness and programmability, transforms the network, and positions firms for future success.