White Papers

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


Many Paths to the Cloud

A growing number of colleges and universities are turning to the cloud to host critical business and research applications. Moving to the cloud helps higher education institutions operate with great agility, take advantage of emerging technologies, and use scalable on-demand computing power to drive cutting-edge education.


The Connected Campus

Just because most students and staff are moving about campus using wireless devices like phones and tablets, there still has to be a reliable secure wired network supporting the wireless infrastructure in the background. Integrating wired and wireless management is the best way to build out and manage this new type of campus network — one that is flexible, capable, and scalable.


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.


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.


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.


Intelligence Will Transform Student Information Systems

Ovum anticipates that artificial intelligence (AI) will become a critical element of the student information systems (SISs) landscape, transforming how colleges and universities deliver education services. Unfortunately, there is considerable hype around AI, which makes understanding the nuanced differences between related technologies and identifying potential use cases challenging. In this paper, Ovum seeks to address this knowledge gap to help institutions better understand the role AI should play in their SIS strategies and make progress on their path to service-delivery transformation.


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.


The State of Integration in Higher Ed Tech

As colleges and universities increasingly adopt the cloud and shared services, IT organizations face the complex challenges of re-engineering and re-sourcing the major systems and services of their campus enterprises. That calls for application integration, which encompasses data integration. To understand how and why IT is undertaking these efforts transform its services, Campus Technology queried higher education leaders about their latest integration projects. Learn more with this informative Infographic.