White Papers

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


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4 Steps to Justify an Analytics Investment

More than 80% of IT leadership consider analytics a priority for higher education’s continued success. In this guide, we have drawn on the experience of a wide range of institutions to assemble four key steps that will help justify the cost of an analytics strategy in higher education.


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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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Making the Move from Citrix to VMware Horizon Air

The emergence of desktops as a service (DaaS), a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy and manage virtual desktop solution, takes full advantage of today’s modern, robust cloud-based infrastructure to provide the viable long-term alternative to desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix that can take an organization’s productivity to the next level. This paper will examine advantages of VMware Horizon® Air™ Desktops and Apps over the virtual desktop solution from Citrix, illustrating why VMware is not only the logical alternative, but also the superior long term choice.


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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.