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Thin Client Computing: White Paper

While minimalism in computing has been around since the 1990s, the concept only recently has hit its stride: Computer devices that only carry out essential applications, or "thin clients", have a longer operational life span, cut energy use and are less expensive to purchase and maintain. As the phenomenon of software as a service gains traction, in fact, thin clients are already replacing desktop PCs in many government, commercial and educational settings. Learn more in this white paper "Thin Client Computing: Providing Solutions and Dispelling Myths".

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Developing a Mobile-First Strategy Across Your Campus : White Paper

Today’s evolving mobile technologies, coupled with students who often carry and use multiple mobile devices, calls for a flexible, affordable mobile management strategy. Download this white paper to learn how to develop a manageable mobile strategy that delivers a consistent user experience across platforms, and leverages data you already have — without extra expense and constant support from your IT staff.


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Trends in Higher Education: The Impact on Enrollment Marketers: White Paper

Certain higher education trends, including key demographic projections and an improving economy, are destined to have a dramatic impact on the challenges faced by enrollment marketers in the decade ahead. To meet these competitive challenges, enrollment marketers will need to “get smarter” to achieve required conversion rates and reduce cost of conversion. Download this industry perspective on what it means to “get smarter” in enrollment practices.


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

Having a solid, common travel risk management program is vital to protect the trav¬eler as well as the institution – especially in university travel. Researchers, volunteers and other scholars often find themselves rather literally in the middle of nowhere. Yet various challenges and realities continue to frustrate professionals tasked with establishing travel risk management at universities. There are common hurdles, both culturally and technically, that need to be overcome. The purpose of this paper is to assess the challenges of travel risk management at insti¬tutions of higher learning and offer solutions for fixing the duty of care dilemma.


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Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS): A Perfect Fit for Higher Education : White Paper

Desktop virtualization has stepped in to radically simplify IT, moving the heavy lifting of end-user computing and desktop support to the datacenter. Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) takes virtualization a step further, moving the virtual desktop infrastructure and services to the cloud. Download this exclusive Industry Perspective to learn how higher education is using Desktop Virtualization to address today's biggest end-user computing challenges.


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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  • Thin Client Computing PDF screen shot

    While minimalism in computing has been around since the 1990s, the concept only recently has hit its stride: Computer devices that only carry out essential applications, or "thin clients", have a longer operational life span, cut energy use and are less expensive to purchase and maintain. As the phenomenon of software as a service gains traction, in fact, thin clients are already replacing desktop PCs in many government, commercial and educational settings. Learn more in this white paper "Thin Client Computing: Providing Solutions and Dispelling Myths". Download PDF

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    The University of San Diego needed to accommodate their accelerated growth and make IT services more efficient. The University consolidated data storage on NetApp systems and used Cisco Catalyst switches to create a resilient, cost-effective virtualized infrastructure which reduced storage costs, accelerated development and testing activities, and enhanced data protection. Download PDF

  • Deliver the New Education Virtual Workspace with Cisco VXI PDF screen shot

    The meaning of "going to college" is changing. While higher education is more important than ever, the idea that the classroom or lecture hall serves as the primary educational venue is being uprooted. Download this whitepaper to see how you can begin to virtualize resources to deliver consistent learning experiences, regardless of device or location. Download PDF

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    The need for anytime, anywhere access is extremely prevalent today in any learning and working environment. Learn how Cisco's VXI can help you stay connected. View Now
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CiscoFor schools and higher education leaders who seek innovative approaches to transforming education, Cisco's Connected Learning portfolio of products, services, and solutions enables you to improve student outcomes, increase efficiency, enhance safety and security and expand research capabilities. The end-to-end systems approached offered by Cisco VXI delivers desktop virtualization and virtual workspaces that provide a superior desktop, voice and video user experience. Cisco VXI reduces risk and simplifies deployments through a validated and fully tested system that combines data center, network and collaboration architectures together with services, support and partner technologies.

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.