White Papers

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

The Changing Faces of Technology Buyers—A Look at Technology Buyers in Higher Education

Workplace technology has undergone a fundamental shift, and the way that higher education institutions purchase this technology has changed dramatically. Traditionally, IT departments have controlled the technology purchasing decisions, but data shows that,today, all departments are exerting more influence in the decision process. Colleges and universities must understand the motives and individual departmental needs that influence technology purchasing decisions.

Checklist for a Successful Student Access Initiative

Providing student access is a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t need to be a headache. From your first stakeholder meeting to putting devices in student hands, here’s what your district needs to know to ensure a smooth integration. Download this paper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.

Dell EMC Security Solutions—Leveraging IoT Technologies for Education to Solve Campus Security and Safety Problems

Increasing concerns about theft, assault and active shooters require campus leaders to consider new approaches to security and surveillance. The Internet of Things (IoT) is well-positioned to be the leading technological solution to help redefine the security experience. Using industrial sensors and analytics to get actionable data in real-time, colleges and universities can enhance security by monitoring campus environments for gunshots and other crimes.

Driving Institutional Research Excellence with NIST 800-171 Compliance

Two primary goals of any academic research institution are to increase the level of research funds it receives and enhance its stature in the research community. For those institutions that engage in federally funded research initiatives, it is important they meet NIST 800-171 guidelines. If these are not met by defined deadlines, they put their current and future federally funded research initiatives at risk.

Oracle Student Cloud: Innovation and Modernization

Join Oracle’s Student team to understand our strategy for providing the practical path for customers wanting to modernize their student solutions. We’ll highlight the breadth of the Student Cloud solution today, from Student Recruiting to Student Management through Advancement and review the roadmap. During this session, we’ll share how Student Management, one of the key components of the Student Cloud platform, provides a new and innovative architecture and user experience to support modern education models. If you’re interested in Oracle’s plans for modernizing the core business of Higher Education – supporting student success - you’ll want to join us for this session.

A Guide to Modern ERP in Higher Education

As a finance, operations, or IT manager in higher education, perhaps you’re already taking a hard look at your on-premises ERP system. If you aren’t, you should be – it may be holding your institution back from becoming a modern, agile institution ready to achieve its core mission – teaching, learning and research. If your institution is like many others, your assessment will ultimately lead you away from legacy, on-premises ERP to the cloud.

Higher Education & Research Industry Viewpoints

In this ebook, we’ll explore the disruptive new technologies transforming higher education, and the new models being adopted across administration, learning, and research. We’ll discuss how student expectations and demographics are changing, and how new fiscal realities put institutions under pressure. We’ll examine the crucial role of research, and discuss how cloud transformation can help both educators and administrators prepare for the challenges ahead—and exploit the opportunities that come their way.

Taking a Journey to the Modern Campus

Positioning ERP, HCM, and SIS more as a unified set of solutions to address business problems rather than a set of individual applications defined by discrete features and functionality will be critical moving forward. While each institution must assess the suitability of its current solutions and whether new investment is warranted, as the industry moves to the cloud, it will become increasingly difficult for those on legacy systems to compete effectively in the market. However, the path to a modern campus and innovative technology does not have to be a high-risk rip-and-replace endeavor, but instead can include choice and timing that support an institution's unique needs and readiness. This strategy of integrating existing systems with new cloud applications over time enables colleges and universities to take the journey to a modern campus at their own pace and in a way that is best aligned with their unique business needs.