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The Journey to a Software-Defined Datacenter and the Important Role Hardware Plays in the Process

The quest to a software-defined data center (SDDC) begins with your organization’s hardware and extends to all elements of the infrastructure. Most firms today strive for an SDDC, but don’t fully understand the challenges involved. Many start down the path with good intentions, but then struggle to get everything up and running. They soon realize the importance of having the right partner to help navigate the process. This eBook explores the benefits of software-defined data centers and the role hardware plays in their success.


Esports as Education Game Changer

When the New York Institute of Technology took a gamer’s advice to organize esports play for its students, little did the institution expect that seed to grow into groundbreaking medical research, a potential area for development of a new minor and a recruitment lure for new students. In this interview Dan Vélez, NYIT’s director of Athletics and Recreation, and Jerry Balentine, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, explain what medical issues esports players face as athletes, how esports compares to other athletic endeavors and what the future looks like for students who immerse themselves in the world of collegiate online gaming.


Why Server Hardware Matters: Recent survey evaluates server adoption and market misperceptions

Software might run the world, but software still runs on hardware. It's a misperception that hardware has little value anymore. Every application, every workload, every data set runs on physical servers.


The Accessible Campus eBook

From course materials and classroom technologies to enterprise systems and university websites, here is your starting point for building accessibility into every part of the student experience.


The Benefits of Implementing Mass Notification In Higher Ed

Higher ed institutions often face the challenge of communicating a message to their entire population. Do to the size of a campus, the number of buildings as well as the size of the student body and staff, it can be difficult to ensure a message reaches everyone. This becomes even more complicated when there is a campus emergency.


Enhancing Campus Safety Throughout the Year

It can be difficult to know where to start when developing a safety plan. This eBook provides a year-long plan for college and university campuses to prepare for events like severe weather and active shooters. It offers tips for ways to better communicate critical information, and recommendations and guidance for what kind of capabilities to look for in mass notification solutions.


Audio Networking for Higher Education

Modern campuses contain many technical marvels, but too often the AV system isn’t one of them. While today’s students are accustomed to ubiquitous digital connectivity, the systems in place frequently use point-to-point analog and digital connections that tether the system to physical locations and short distances. Connecting these systems using legacy technology simply makes no sense, technical and otherwise.


Laying the Groundwork for AI

IT must create a vision so compelling that people will understand exactly what future results could be, versus what they are. Download this informative GameChanger to help your university understand what the future results could be through the following helpful articles.