White Papers

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


7 Ways to Make Yourself Hard to Hack

Call it layered security or defense in depth, but just make sure that you use it. While the concept is as old as IT security thinking itself, that doesn’t make applying layers of security any the less relevant today. Choosing the correct layers, of course, is paramount. Think of defense in depth as being a risk mitigation construct applying multiple layers of control across the length and breadth of your IT environment, and you will be pretty much on the money.


Learning Starts with Audio

Audio quality is essential to effective teaching and classroom engagement, but it can be difficult to choose and deploy technology that will ensure the exceptional audio quality that today’s students expect and demand as part of their educational experience. Academic institutions must be selective in the microphone systems they integrate into teaching spaces of all sizes. This white paper will outline common challenges in maintaining high audio quality and describe how current microphone technology — and specific features and system configurations — can solve these issues and simplify the extension of voice lift and audio recording capabilities across the campus.


Harness Institutional Intelligence

Efficiently mining data could have practical applications beyond IT issue resolutions, in helping colleges and universities address factors impacting student success. Download this informative asset to learn how the data already in your campus can generate insights to solve higher ed's biggest challenges.


IBM Predictive Analytics for Education

Predictive analytics lets educational institutions at all levels learn more about students and donors by offering valuable insights into what’s likely to happen next. By combining new knowledge with what they already know, institutions can develop proactive strategies and programs to ensure smarter decision making.


Understanding When to Choose a Workstation vs. PCs in Higher Education

Technological innovations that were experimental, risky and cost-prohibitive just a few years ago are rapidly and widely being adopted in our workplaces, scientific and artistic pursuits, and learning institutions. Colleges and universities seek to take best advantage of such fast-changing technology as they compete for gifted students and high-profile faculty. Digital curricula and the complex computing requirements that result when learning is enhanced with virtual reality, 3D modeling and data intensive applications can be challenging and costly to accommodate. However, solid, powerful, proven workstation technology that relies on the most advanced capabilities of modern operating systems and hardware components empowers students to develop skills that allow them to contribute in a digital economy, no matter what career choice they make. Download this white paper from Dell and Intel® to help you understand when you should choose a workstation versus a PC for higher education courses.


The SRS Selection Process: How the University of Texas at El Paso Achieved Their Goal

Successfully rolling out campus wide technology like a student response system depends heavily on full cooperation and support from the faculty. Download this informative Digital Dialogue to learn helpful advice from the University of Texas at El Paso about researching and selecting an SRS.


Empower Brilliance

Educators want to create realistic models for teaching, learning or innovative research projects. The Stratasys J750 3D Printer is the first-ever full-color, multi-material 3D printer built for educators who want to focus on academic outcomes or research findings instead of worrying about inconsistent color results, rough finishes or messy processes. The Stratasys J750 is a perfect solution for establishing multi-disciplinary centers that support diverse departments.


Citrix Solutions for Education

The rapid evolution of technology is changing the way we learn, work and educate. Schools at all levels can prepare students for success with instruction based on their individual needs, and empower instructors, researchers and administrators to do their best work. Citrix transforms education with secure anywhere, any device access to instructional, research and administrative resources to help mobilize every member of the community to become more productive and inspired.