White Papers

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


3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

Despite the popularity of online programs, online-only students tend to struggle more than those in face-to-face courses. While 79% of online students view online programs as at least as good – if not better than – traditional courses, online courses typically have a 10-20% lower retention rate. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three practical, proven ways to engage students in online learning programs.


One Smart Decision Solves Many Challenges in Higher Education

Legacy IT can be a bottleneck for education institutions, draining scarce time and resources. Download this informative infographic to learn how many universities are addressing the need to stay modern and reduce complexity while also providing flawless performance for staff and students.


Transform Higher Education

Education in the 21st century is continuously undergoing transformation. Learning and instruction have escaped the boundaries of the lecture hall to become mobile, online, flipped, and active. Colleges and universities must compete for students, and are increasingly focused on student retention. Technology is so embedded into the daily activities of the institution that IT leaders are permanently seated alongside the leaders of academic and administrative units in strategic meetings.


Guiding Students to Degree Success and Beyond

Colleges and universities are using data to better engage students, inform decision-making, improve outcomes and prepare graduates for future success.


Hamilton County Department of Education

Achieving record school graduation rates and helping students progress with predictive analytics

Professional development can be a chore. It can also be an inspiration, providing new skills and perspectives that can transform an organization’s performance. Either way, it requires both employees and coaches to devote significant time and effort to the development process.


How Advanced Statistcal Analysis Can Benefit Academia

Aberdeen research shows that academic organizations using advanced analytics achieve superior performance results in the following areas:


How VR is Changing Online Education

Can virtual reality labs fill in for the real thing when your students can’t come to campus? This Arizona State University project intends to find out. Download this informative white paper to learn more.


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 and Intel® 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.