White Papers

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


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Industry Perspective: Crisis in Higher Education Marketing and Enrollment

College enrollment marketing at today’s non-profit institutions has hit a crisis point, thanks to slashed state education budgets and rising tuition rates. As these colleges and universities aim to meet their enrollment targets, they’re actively looking for ways to overcome their marketing challenges. Download this Industry Perspective to learn about a new strategy that suggests they borrow a page from private sector colleges and universities.


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Top 5 Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle

Today’s 3D printing technology gives designers, engineers and manufacturers the power to rapidly create functional prototypes directly from a 3D CAD file. This power enables users to gain an authentic understanding of how an intended product will look, feel and perform before its production phase - saving both time and money. In this whitepaper, learn how rapid prototyping technology has changed the thinking behind product design.


Chuo University of Japan Leverages VDI Technology

Chuo University, established in 1885, is one of the most prestigious schools in Japan. It is a diverse research and education institution with six departments, eight graduate schools, and three professional graduate schools, operating in a hybrid Windows and Linux environment. Like most higher education institutions, they were grappling with resources challenges across classroom and lab environments, with diminishing budgets for new end-user hardware, and growing demands from students for availability and access of resources. Learn how the Virtual Bridges’ VERDE solution improved the end-user experience and cut their operating costs in this free case study.


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University of Maryland University College: Empowering Faculty and Staff with Desktop Technology

To enhance IT services for faculty and staff across the United States, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) needed to replace out-of-lifecycle desktop hardware and software quickly and efficiently, and with minimal risk of downtime to staff services. Read this case study to learn how UMUC leveraged new technology and Dell Infrastructure Consulting Services to increase productivity with better app performance, to maximize uptime with faster issue resolution, and to drive efficiency and cost savings through desktop standardization.




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

Every IT professional knows the end is coming soon for Windows XP support, but a surprising number of organizations have yet to make the move to either Windows 7 or 8. Waiting any longer, however, is a losing proposition.


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Migration Insight

The Migration Insight eGuide summarizes five IT Professional’s real-world advice about managing migration, both on the client and server. It provides insight into their business decision to migrate, the migration process, training, and the business improvements achieved as a result of their decision to migrate.


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Your IT Environment for Today and Tomorrow: What You Need to Know About Windows 8

Download this whitepaper to see how both Dell and Microsoft work together to simplify your IT. Windows 8 is ready to give your business the tools you need to meet your workers' changing IT needs in a way that's reliable, productive and secure.


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Windows 8 and BYOD: Embrace the Trend

Download this whitepapers to learn how Microsoft has not only acknowledged the age of consumerization and the 'bring your own device' (BYOD) trend, but is offering a closer union of mobile devices and traditional client desktops with Windows 8.