White Papers

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

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Unleash the Power of Video on Your Campus

As a powerful and concise medium, video is radically changing how we teach, learn and preserve academic information. Successful institutions, large and small, have discovered this and rely on a video management platform to support their academic missions, broaden reach, cater to individual student needs and maintain an attractive campus environment that keeps the university’s competitive edge.

Rethinking How Technology is Used in Education

Flash Storage is moving from specialized instances to a more mainstream medium. More organizations are moving to adopt an all-flash environment, or even adding flash to existing environments for certain data workloads. The price/performance metric continues to attract new users. Without cost as a barrier, it may be time to try all-flash to see for yourself how it can impact not just the performance of an application, but the way you fundamentally think about storage. Download this article to learn more!

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Transform Classroom Dynamics with Clickers and/or Mobile Devices

Getting Students more involved in classroom presentations and assessing their interest is always part of an educator’s goal. Student Response Systems (SRS), also called audience response systems or more commonly “clickers,” have been around in university lecture halls in one form or another for more than two decades. Download this exclusive GameChanger to learn how these systems are revolutionizing the classroom by providing real-time feedback for teachers helping them understand what students are thinking and how well they're comprehending the material.

Empower Students for Next-Gen Connectivity and Learning

Today’s students have grown up in a connected world. Not only do they embrace technology for digital learning, they view it as vital to their academic success. They expect fast, reliable network access everywhere they go, on every device they use. That has left the schools they attend scrambling to improve connectivity while establishing more cost-efficient pathways for learning. Converged fiber networks address these needs by replacing massive copper-based campus networks with a high-speed, energy-efficient alternative at one-third of the cost. Using passive optical network (PON) and distributed antenna system (DAS) technologies, they significantly improve network performance and connectivity. Read the IBM white paper to learn how these technologies eliminate the need for multiple campus networks by integrating them on a single network infrastructure while providing a platform for education enhancement.

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Key Business Insights for Mobile Security in a BYOD World

BYOD has made mobile security a much bigger challenge for enterprises. See what Forrester Consulting's national survey revealed.

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Measuring Mobile Security Risk on Higher Education Devices

Get exclusive analysis of iOS and Android threats and risks encountered by higher education employees and institutions, including trojans, surveillanceware, and root enablers.

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Go Beyond VDI- UCONN Realizes Benefits of Virtualized Applications

As more schools virtualize student desktops with VDI, they’re realizing the benefits that have made virtualization so popular in the first place—easier infrastructure management, reduced time and costs in managing labs, and a way to address the challenges of the proliferation of bring-your-own-devices on campus. Download this exclusive Digital Dialogue to learn how The University of Connecticut has gone a step further by adding application virtualization to the mix to reduce maintenance, better serve students and faculty and address lingering VDI issues.

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Success Factors of a Digitally Connected Community

Learn how to work with local resources in this free white paper from CENIC and Cisco, who worked with CalREN to build a digitally connected community between education and public, private, and nonprofit alliances. You can overcome rising costs and low bandwidth to effectively develop and maintain a digital education consortia.