White Papers

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


Personal, Portable Education Today

Mobile computing and modern communications are transforming education as we know it. Driven by mobile devices and app-savvy users ranging from preschoolers to PhDs, digital technology is becoming a necessary tool to engage and educate today’s tech-savvy students.


Change: It’s Worth It

There is a lot of frustration with legacy LMS technology among higher education institutions - it can be hard to use, painfully slow, behind the times, too costly, etc. But there are just as many hopeful reasons that drive change decisions: greater faculty adoption, better student experience, opportunities to foster innovation, and the prospect of new relationships with peers and partners.


Drive Transformation With The Cisco Digital Education Platform

Now, more than ever, schools and universities around the world are understanding the value of digital transformation in education.


The Digital Revolution in Higher Education

As its title implies, this book provides an optimistic vision through a series of thoughtful, if not a provocative collection of writings from those closest to the system. No discussion regarding the digital revolution in higher education is complete without taking into account the viewpoints of the innovators, the faculty, the students, the chief information officer, and the administration. The Digital Revolution in Higher Education is all about the changes regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. Learn how this revolution will help reshape higher education.


Ransomware Defense Validated Design Guide

Cyber-criminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computers. At that rate, ransomware is on pace to be a $1 billion a year criminal industry this year. The Angler Exploit kit, which infects your system and deploys the ransomware, will be responsible for over $60 million this year alone.


Enabling Bring Your Own Device

The idea of bring your own device (BYOD) for connectivity has been well recognized in most networking environments. This trend has only increased in recent years as more students have turned to personal computing devices as study aides as connectivity has become easier and costs have fallen. This white paper explores the impact of BYOD on modern education network environments through education-specific cases and a deeper look at the evolving needs of wired and wireless network access on campus.


Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

A top challenge for every school today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting intellectual property and student and faculty data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your school’s cybersecurity posture.


Case Study: Sound Masking in Academic Environments

The Williams College Schow Science Library in Williamstown, MA is unlike any other library. It comprises two 6,000 square foot atria with 40-foot-high ceilings with skylights. The walls are made of sound reflective brick, glass, and plaster. While the aesthetics of this wonderful library are unique, library patrons and staff noticed that the environment was not as acoustically comfortable as they’d like. Noise distractions permeated the space, particularly from human speech, making it more difficult for students to concentrate and study. Download this informative case study to learn how Williams College Schow Science Library found a solution.