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


[Webinar On Demand] Exiting the IAM Treadmill: New Budget-Friendly IAM Solutions for Automation, Scale, and Security

The complex web of users and apps at a large scale that makes up the higher education IT ecosystem makes identity and access management for institutions challenging, costly and time-consuming. To better understand the unique IAM landscape of these organizations, we set out to learn more about the priorities, initiatives, and challenges that are top-of- mind for those charged with managing the myriad of identities within their higher education institutions.


Higher Education IAM Landscape

The complex web of users and apps at a large scale that makes up the higher education IT ecosystem makes identity and access management for institutions challenging, costly and time-consuming. To better understand the unique IAM landscape of these organizations, we set out to learn more about the priorities, initiatives, and challenges that are top-of- mind for those charged with managing the myriad of identities within their higher education institutions.


Automating the Student Lifecycle from Application Through Graduation

The recent revolution in learning and productivity technology makes the jobs of research, teaching, and administration far more effective. Any educational institution would look unrecognizable without the apps that enable it to deliver on its mission. However, bringing on a new application can carry with it the hidden burden of administering access. Without a modern approach to identity management, IT quickly drowns in manual account provisioning workflows, and user frustration mounts as delays grow. In this paper we discuss how a new category of IAM (Identity as a Service) can address the challenge of automating the student lifecycle end to end, so you can delight students and keep your IT team focused on the most valuable work.


Six Steps to Building ROI Into Your Curriculum

One of the most effective ways to teach students is to give them projects to solve real-life problems. Offer your students usable career skills by creating partnerships with local businesses. Mike Bruggerman, a teacher at Chico High School in Northern California, outlines how his students benefit through partnerships with local businesses. The students develop valuable skills by applying their education to solve real-world challenges these businesses face.


Top Tactics to Secure Funding for your 3D Printer

Refining your mission, telling a good story that meshes with funding goals and reaching out to the community spell success when schools seek grants to cover the costs of a 3D printer.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi for You

Students demand a lot. They arrive on campus with numerous wireless devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones, even smart TVs and gaming consoles—and they fully expect to have unfettered Wi-Fi access across the entire campus. That can place a tremendous strain on IT. Nearly 60 percent of higher ed network administrators are spending at least a quarter of their time troubleshooting Wi-Fi. Download this informative white paper to learn how, thanks to self-aware networks, a great deal of those troubleshooting tasks can now be automated with artificial intelligence in the cloud.


Ransomware Defense for Dummies

Ransomware Defense For Dummies consists of five short chapters that explore how ransomware operates and its defining characteristics, security best practices to reduce ransomware risks, a “new best-of-breed” security architecture, the Cisco Ransomware Defense solution, and important ransomware defense takeaways.


The Rise of the Secure Internet Gateway

The IT landscape has evolved. Critical infrastructure, applications, and data are moving to the cloud, leveraging either public or private cloud infrastructure. Salesforce.com, Box, G Suite, Office 365, and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, whether sanctioned by IT or not, are commonplace in companies of all sizes and industries — even the most highly regulated ones. Not only does this raise questions about how to protect where sensitive data is going and how it’s being used, but it also changes how employees get their work done.