White Papers

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


Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

A top challenge for every school today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting intellectual property and student and faculty data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your school’s cybersecurity posture.


Case Study: Sound Masking in Academic Environments

The Williams College Schow Science Library in Williamstown, MA is unlike any other library. It comprises two 6,000 square foot atria with 40-foot-high ceilings with skylights. The walls are made of sound reflective brick, glass, and plaster. While the aesthetics of this wonderful library are unique, library patrons and staff noticed that the environment was not as acoustically comfortable as they’d like. Noise distractions permeated the space, particularly from human speech, making it more difficult for students to concentrate and study. Download this informative case study to learn how Williams College Schow Science Library found a solution.


3D Printing Labs Showcase Cutting-Edge Technology

Stratasys Superlabs expand educational horizons and workforce readiness by opening students to the world of professional grade 3D printers. Besides operating cutting edge design and manufacturing labs for STEAM education, institutions becoming Stratasys Superlabs enjoy a variety of benefits, including exposure and promotion, preferred pricing for materials and future equipment, preferred access to Stratasys beta programs, a Stratasys certified stamp, a direct support hotline, and an annual site visit to learn how to do more with their technology.


Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

This white paper is designed to explain predictive analytics, followed by a look at how it can impact activity at the highest levels of institutional management. We provide examples of how predictive analytics has been used at a variety of institutions, including a review of its potential pitfalls and benefits. Citing interviews with practitioners, this white paper provides concrete examples of how predictive analytics has led to measurable performance improvements. Finally, we close with a call to action to all colleges and universities to consider building predictive analytics into their toolbox of techniques that inform and enable evidence-based decision-making.


IBM Predictive Analytics for Education

Predictive analytics lets educational institutions at all levels learn more about students and donors by offering valuable insights into what’s likely to happen next. By combining new knowledge with what they already know, institutions can develop proactive strategies and programs to ensure smarter decision making.


The Evolution and Revolution of Online Education

Developing effective, high-quality online education courses requires the right balance between volume and quality of content, interactivity, speed and ease of access. A significant part of that process is selecting a courseware that is effective, interactive, innovative, and designed specifically for STEM courses.


Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct categories.


Secure App Delivery for Today’s Mobile- Ready Campus

This white paper discusses an approach to empower full mobility and productivity for users at educational institutions. With Citrix® XenApp®, campus IT can streamline the delivery Windows applications and data securely, with a like-native experience, on any device, anywhere students, faculty and staff choose to teach, learn and work.