White Papers

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

Transform Higher Education

Education in the 21st century is continuously undergoing transformation. Learning and instruction have escaped the boundaries of the lecture hall to become mobile, online, flipped, and active. Colleges and universities must compete for students, and are increasingly focused on student retention. Technology is so embedded into the daily activities of the institution that IT leaders are permanently seated alongside the leaders of academic and administrative units in strategic meetings.

Checklist for a Successful Student Access Initiative

Providing student access is a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t need to be a headache. Since ultimately it will be students using and learning with these devices, it’s important to consider how students will be using them. Download this paper today to learn more about how Dell EMC devices, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors can help optimize the learning experience.

The Future of Immersive Learning

Facilitating deeper learning with emerging technologies and the power of workstations

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), multimedia and other technologies are transforming educational models, especially in engineering and creative disciplines such as architecture, visual effects and graphic design. This white paper highlights how university students, administrators, faculty and IT staff can use powerful workstation technologies to support progressive, deeper learning approaches that can facilitate greater student potential and success.

Expanding the Horizons of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Higher Education

A resurgence of interest, innovation and investment in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is underway. Immersive technologies like AR and VR, often enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), are rapidly becoming more powerful and versatile. The AR and VR market and the need for workers who are proficient in the use of these technologies are ballooning. Educational institutions must enable students with the appropriate skills to pursue a career in which the digital enhancement of reality is key. Download this article from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more about how education is addressing innovation opportunities and how they are unlocking potentially valuable usage scenarios for immersive technology and extended reality (XR).

IT’s Guide to Cybersecurity Threats on Higher Ed Campuses

Cybersecurity in higher education is a challenge of increasing complexity and dramatic consequence. The stakes are high as threat actors launch sophisticated attacks to steal information or disrupt operations. Cyber espionage is particularly prominent in higher education, which experiences threats and attacks comparable to or greater than those in commercial industry. IT departments may not be sufficiently resourced and funded to keep up with digital threats and often lack a comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal security. Learn how the Cybersecurity Framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help IT security managers plan for and realize strong network and data security to make the most effective use of their resources.

How a Smart Help Desk Solution Can Improve Campus IT Support

When students or staff can’t get their IT problems resolved quickly, teaching and learning suffers. Slow or frustrating IT service can also reflect on an institution’s “brand,” or its reputation in the field.

Helping Students Succeed

From enrollment to graduation and beyond, technology is key to engaging students, keeping them on track and providing the skills they need for the future.

College IT staff boosts service to faculty

When upgrading legacy storage systems of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, IT team members chose the Nutanix hyperconverged approach.