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


Developing an Effective Workload Placement Strategy

Determining where to run your workloads is a top challenge for today’s IT. With so many considerations and unique requirements there is never a one-size-fits-all answer. Particularly with mission-critical or sensitive workloads, the ability to easily adapt while maintaining security, increasing performance and maximizing efficiency is key. Hybrid IT is a mix of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. It’s workload-centric and business-first as it delivers optimal placement options for each workload. The Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio can help your organization deliver the best hybrid infrastructure for powering the workloads that power your business.


Esports in HiEd: A Getting Started Checklist

Esports is quickly making inroads across college campuses—reshaping stereotypes about gaming and providing essential workforce skills for both student players and those playing supporting roles. Colleges and universities looking to start their own program, however, are struggling with where to begin. That’s where this checklist can help—providing you with what you need to know to start and maintain a successful esports program.


Harness Digital to Modernize Higher Education

Digital technology impacts every facet of society and influences how consumers, enterprises, and public-sector organizations interact, work, and access information - and the Education sector is no different. New and powerful digital technology is driving major changes in how students, teachers, administrators, and participants in the education arena teach, learn, and interact with each other and with their environment. In March 2018, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study to determine how workplace technology has affected education institutions. With the digital age, students, teachers and even parents are beginning to get involved. To flourish, higher education institutions must equip their staff with the right tools and technologies to empower their staff to deliver exceptional experiences. Read this Forrester study to learn more about how to enable, evaluate, and assess digital education requirements.


Keeping Pace with a Shift to the Cloud

Moving to cloud solutions transforms the role of IT — people and operations — in your institution to support strategic decision making. Download this informative Industry Interview to read how Michael Poole shares his thinking about how far along colleges and universities are in their cloud adoption, discusses how cloud influences IT funding and resource matters and shares advice for how to exploit the cloud to the best effect on campus.


The Challenges (and Solutions) of Digital Integration

Over the last three years, nothing else in the EDUCAUSE annual Top IT issues ranking has grown with the same fierce pace as digital integrations. Not security, not student success, not college affordability. Download this insightful Industry Perspective to understand how IT approaches integration projects goes a long way in defining their ultimate success.


Data in Flight: Integrating CAS on Campus

Yes, Centralized Application Services (CASs™) do an amazing job with the admissions process. But the data maintained by a CAS can do so much more once it’s released to other school systems. Download this roadmap for achieving CAS integrations on your campus.


Preparing for Guided Pathways – A readiness assessment for colleges and universities

Considering a guided pathways approach? This 9-question assessment will gauge your readiness, and offers a roadmap of the necessary pre-work for a successful guided pathways adoption.


Pathways to the Cloud – A Quick Guide for Higher Education

A concise, accessible overview of the various pathways to the cloud for higher education, including: All you really need to know about SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and other four-letter words; what to move when, and how to size up each application and develop a plan.