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


Thin Client Computing

While minimalism in computing has been around since the 1990s, the concept only recently has hit its stride: Computer devices that only carry out essential applications, or "thin clients", have a longer operational life span, cut energy use and are less expensive to purchase and maintain. As the phenomenon of software as a service gains traction, in fact, thin clients are already replacing desktop PCs in many government, commercial and educational settings. Learn more in this white paper "Thin Client Computing: Providing Solutions and Dispelling Myths".


Supporting Safe and Effective Digital Learning

Download the conversation between four thought leaders from three different campuses in addition to SonicWALL’s responses discussing online assisted learning, collaborative learning and remote education.


A Platform for Institutional Effectiveness

Unlock the power of your data! Learn how Microsoft’s platform for Institutional Effectiveness based on owned (affordable), already used (familiar) technology can help you measure outcomes against goals, inform actions and improve workflow.


Embracing 802.11n in Higher Education

Find out what you should look for in a high-performance networking solution, including strategies to help you build a scalable, affordable wireless infrastructure that can take advantage of 802.11n.


The Road To Cloud Computing: How to Evolve Your Data Center LAN to Support Virtualization and Cloud

Explore the reasons for adopting a new data center LAN architecture as presented by Ashton, Metzler & Associates.


Five Reasons Classic Ethernet Switches Won’t Support the Cloud

Recent Internet.com article reveals the limitations of traditional Ethernet architectures and why they are likely to be inadequate for achieving the cloud computing service levels you require. Discusses why the applications you run may be the deciding factor in terms of your use of classic Ethernet or Ethernet fabric.


Ethernet Fabric for the Cloud: Setting the Stage for the Next-Generation Datacenter

Find out how organizations can seamlessly transition to data center fabrics.


The Dynamic Datacenter Network in Transition: Building Scalable, Open Fabrics

Discover the advantages that can result from implementing an Ethernet fabrics-based architecture.