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Scottsdale Community College Chalks Up Success with End-to-End Virtualization: White Paper

With Citrix end-to-end virtualization, an Arizona community college has achieved technological leadership and expanded the accessibility of its programs in the community.

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Travel Risk Management in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities : White Paper

The purpose of this paper is to assess the challenges of travel risk management at institutions of higher learning and offer solutions for fixing the duty of care dilemma. In gathering information for this report, PhoCusWright spoke with travel and risk professionals at 11 universities, most of them large U.S. institutions. A number of these schools had recently created new travel or risk programs, some with dedicated management positions. While many are improving and expanding their risk management efforts, in the words of one of them, “it’s a very hard slog.”


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How Software-Defined Networking will Redefine the Intelligent Campus : White Paper

While colleges and universities have begun using 802.11ac to address networking capacity gaps, it may be time to architect a move away from a campus deployment focus altogether and embrace a new, open approach for meeting networking demands.


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Thought Leadership | The Changing Landscape of IT Delivery and Consumption in Education: White Paper

Hear from Thought Leaders in both higher education and K-12 about their thoughts on how the cloud is altering the IT infrastructure in education, changing the way schools deliver and consume IT services. At the center of this new infrastructure is the network. No longer just "plumbing" in the infrastructure, the network is now a strategic asset. As more and more IT functions, including software and platforms, are offered as a cloud service, the network infrastructure that securely and reliably enables the consumption of these services becomes increasingly important. So how does this look in real-world environments? Campus Technology and T.H.E. Journal spoke with a panel of education technology experts to get their insight.


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Public Sector Reacts Positively to the Changes in IT Consumption: White Paper

Download this White Paper to learn the important results from an IDC Government Insights survey indicating that government and education IT managers are both struggling to deal with the complexities introduced by the consumerization of IT, and also looking to take advantage of the increased functionality brought forth by these changes. This InfoBrief report highlights some of these new opportunities, while stressing the importance of building a flexible, high- performance network that can help organizations adapt to these changes.


NetApp, Citrix and Cisco cordially invite you to be a part of the discussions as today’s technologies give birth to a powerfully flexible, anytime, anywhere environment that allows students and faculty to advance their educational experiences to the next level.
Imagine a simpler, faster, more secure way to access and share information. One that enables virtual access, leverages the latest in mobile devices, adapts to changes as fast as necessary, transforms traditional desktop computing and easily scales to handle growth.
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About the Sponsors

Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help K-12 and higher education institutions deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for students and faculty and virtual datacenters for IT.

NetAppNetApp is committed to delivering the most efficient, cost-effective storage and data management solutions to meet educational institutions' critical infrastructure needs. Our solutions cut IT costs in half, use up to 80% less storage than competitors, and accelerate projects and programs by enabling storage administrators to deploy entire infrastructures in minutes instead of weeks—without sacrificing performance or availability. Of course, less storage means reduced power, cooling, and space costs. You can meet green initiatives while saving money. NetApp delivers reliable solutions. A 2008 IDC study proved NetApp storage systems achieve greater than 99.999% availability in field-measured uptime. In addition, disaster recovery, backup, and compliance services are all built into a single storage platform and available on demand. You can backup data in minutes and recover it in seconds. NetApp thin provisioning allows you to grow and shrink storage volumes to meet the exact needs for every department or application—without disrupting operations or wasting storage.