White Papers

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


End-to-End Server Security: The IT Leader’s Guide

As colleges and universities embark on the IT transformation journey, all too often IT leaders fail to place sufficient focus on server security. If security is neglected, the data center offers a myriad of security vulnerabilities and can become a prime target for malicious attacks. This best-practices white paper offers education IT leaders a framework to assess whether their vendors are “Security Leaders” or “Security Laggards.” Read this white paper from Dell EMC, Intel® and Microsoft to learn the key questions every IT leader should pose when evaluating how well a server vendor can meet their college or university's needs.


Accelerate Business Agility with Faster Server Refresh Cycles

Education today is fueled by technology, but far too many colleges or universities are limping along with aging IT systems that drain innovation and cost too much. A recent IDC study measured the business outcome of refreshing an enterprise server infrastructure. It resulted in a 59% lower three-year cost of operations and an astonishing average $4.66 million of additional revenue per year per organization.


The Power of Immersive Tools to Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace

Community institutions have always placed themselves on the front lines in the messy struggle of helping students prepare for the world of work. That goal is becoming a bigger challenge as the nature of work changes so dramatically. While plenty of community colleges are poised to help prepare students to join this "digital workforce," others will require investment to bring curriculum and technology up-to-date and encourage faculty to innovate their instructional practices. Campus Technology set out to understand where two-year colleges and vocational programs are positioned in their adoption of these new forms of technology. This article explores the highlights of that survey and offers guidance to two-year colleges for empowering students to learn by doing.


Harness Digital to Modernize Higher Education

Digital technology impacts every facet of society and influences how consumers, enterprises, and public-sector organizations interact, work, and access information - and the Education sector is no different. New and powerful digital technology is driving major changes in how students, teachers, administrators, and participants in the education arena teach, learn, and interact with each other and with their environment. In March 2018, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study to determine how workplace technology has affected education institutions. With the digital age, students, teachers and even parents are beginning to get involved. To flourish, higher education institutions must equip their staff with the right tools and technologies to empower their staff to deliver exceptional experiences. Read this Forrester study to learn more about how to enable, evaluate, and assess digital education requirements.


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. Download this article from Dell 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). Educational institutions must enable students with the appropriate skills to pursue a career in which the digital enhancement of reality is key.


Automating PeopleSoft Environments in the AWS Cloud

Migrating your PeopleSoft implementation to the AWS cloud presents some material challenges and opportunities. The Burgundy Group, Inc. has developed proprietary tools for reliably migrating your data to and automating the creation of PeopleSoft environments in the AWS cloud.


Accessibility Assessment Toolkit

As part of their initiative to build a culture of compliance, the University of South Carolina Upstate asked faculty to be hands-on and personally review their own instructional materials for compliance.


Focus On Three Things

A comprehensive institution in the University of South Carolina system, USC Upstate felt the increasing need to provide accessible course materials for its roughly 6,000 students, and the resources to create them for their 246 full-time and 205 adjunct faculty.