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


Building a State-of-the-Art Campus Esports Arena

Esports (or competitive video gaming) is experiencing phenomenal growth, and college-age youth are critical to its popularity. In fact, members of Generation Z are more than twice as likely to be interested in esports as other generations combined, according to Nielsen Sports — and this is the generation that will be attending college through at least 2034.


What Gen Z Expects in a Student Experience

Improving the student experience is a critical recruitment and retention strategy, and technology-driven services play a key role in this effort. To design a modern campus environment that students will find appealing, higher-education leaders must understand what today’s students demand from their campus experience.


eBook: The Essentials for Remote Learning

Security is a critical part of the equation as higher education institutions tackle new challenges, navigate evolving learning environments and deploy technologies with an eye to the future.


7 Student Portal Must Haves: A Toolkit for Building a Student Portal in 2021

Accessibility to online resources has become more critical than ever since the outset of the global pandemic, but higher ed institutions would be remiss if they only view their student portal as a repository for information. A student portal is an opportunity to build a stronger sense of community and position your institution as technologically savvy, an important selling point for the latest generation of students.


eBook: Protecting Campus Networks

From ransomware to the proliferation of the Internet of Things, higher education faces a multitude of cyber challenges. Understanding the threats is key to moving past them.


The Digital Campus Starts with Cloud Communications

The transformation of higher education is underway. With the need for faster and more socially collaborative interaction for students, staff, and faculty, higher education has embarked, albeit slowly, into the digital transformation age. By retiring outdated communication modalities and introducing the capabilities and benefits of cloud-based communications and collaboration platforms, higher education has the opportunity to transform disconnected groups and siloed communications and create truly innovative digital campuses.


Application Monitoring for On-premises, Hybrid, and Multi-Cloud Environments

Applications live everywhere within education institutions—on-premises, in the cloud (AWS®/GovCloud, Azure®, Google®, Cloud.gov), or in some combination of these. Yet, no matter where your applications live, they still need to be monitored for performance and optimization.


An Identity Framework for Higher Education Systems

Colleges and universities have an opportunity to make learning more accessible than ever—but first, they must solve a technology problem. Many campuses use outdated legacy identity systems with sprawling, open-source software. As a consequence, these institutions experience a great deal of technology debt, making a transition towards modern systems disruptive and costly. It’s time to change this approach: the results must justify the expense.