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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.


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.


The State of (Virtual) Reality in College

While institutions identify numerous benefits of VR, AR, and industry-grade tools, only 32 percent have implemented these immersive technologies – and, 22 percent say that they are not planning on implementing them at all. This may be because 2-year and 4-year colleges face several challenges when attempting to put virtual and augmented reality into place, including a lack of funding, a lack of training, and/or a lack of space. Download this infographic from Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn how colleges are addressing these obstacles and incorporating AR/VR on their campuses.


Hybrid IT: Make the Most of Your investment

The public cloud is not a panacea that solves all IT problems—or addresses all future needs. IDC research shows that leading organizations are opting for hybrid IT environments, mixing cloud and on-premises resources to maximize agility, performance and scalability. With hybrid, organizations can customize to fit their strategy and adapt to the accelerated rate of change.


Developing an Effective Workload Placement Strategy

Determining where to run your workloads is a top challenge for today’s IT. With so many considerations and unique requirements there is never a one-size-fits-all answer. Particularly with mission-critical or sensitive workloads, the ability to easily adapt while maintaining security, increasing performance and maximizing efficiency is key. Hybrid IT is a mix of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. It’s workload-centric and business-first as it delivers optimal placement options for each workload. The Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio can help your organization deliver the best hybrid infrastructure for powering the workloads that power your business.


M-Trends 2019: Trends Behind Today's Cyber Attacks

Explore the latest developments behind today’s attacker techniques, behaviors, and motivations sourced from this year’s M-Trends 2019 Report, our annual publication based on FireEye Mandiant’s frontline investigations of the most interesting and impactful cyber attacks in 2018.


M-Trends 2019: Insights into Today’s Breaches and Cyber Attacks

M-Trends, the annual publication based on FireEye Mandiant frontline investigations, reports on high-interest, significant cyber attacks across multiple industries and regions.


USC slashes incident resolution time by 75% with FireEye endpoint security

USC fosters an open learning environment that encourages online access to technical and educational resources. Without active and effective stewardship of key data – including medical data, credit card information, research data, intellectual property, government contracts, and other types of personally identifiable information (PII) – USC could be a serious target for cyber criminals.