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Desktop Transformation Model: From Wow to How: White Paper

Citrix understands the complexities associated with the switch to virtualization, and created the Desktop Transformation Model to provide practical guidance and simplify the virtual desktop adoption process. Citrix applies its proven methodology to help IT move from a traditional, distributed physical desktop system into a centrally delivered desktop environment.

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Personal, Portable Education Today: White Paper

Mobile computing and modern communications are transforming education as we know it. Driven by mobile devices and app-savvy users ranging from preschoolers to PhDs, digital technology is becoming a necessary tool to engage and educate today’s tech-savvy students.


Change: It’s Worth It: White Paper

There is a lot of frustration with legacy LMS technology among higher education institutions - it can be hard to use, painfully slow, behind the times, too costly, etc. But there are just as many hopeful reasons that drive change decisions: greater faculty adoption, better student experience, opportunities to foster innovation, and the prospect of new relationships with peers and partners.


Drive Transformation With The Cisco Digital Education Platform: White Paper

Now, more than ever, schools and universities around the world are understanding the value of digital transformation in education.


Ransomware Defense Validated Design Guide: White Paper

Cyber-criminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computers. At that rate, ransomware is on pace to be a $1 billion a year criminal industry this year. The Angler Exploit kit, which infects your system and deploys the ransomware, will be responsible for over $60 million this year alone.


NetApp, Citrix and Cisco cordially invite you to be a part of the discussions as today’s technologies give birth to a powerfully flexible, anytime, anywhere environment that allows students and faculty to advance their educational experiences to the next level.
Imagine a simpler, faster, more secure way to access and share information. One that enables virtual access, leverages the latest in mobile devices, adapts to changes as fast as necessary, transforms traditional desktop computing and easily scales to handle growth.
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    The need for anytime, anywhere access is extremely prevalent today in any learning and working environment. Learn how Cisco's VXI can help you stay connected. View Now
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CiscoFor schools and higher education leaders who seek innovative approaches to transforming education, Cisco's Connected Learning portfolio of products, services, and solutions enables you to improve student outcomes, increase efficiency, enhance safety and security and expand research capabilities. The end-to-end systems approached offered by Cisco VXI delivers desktop virtualization and virtual workspaces that provide a superior desktop, voice and video user experience. Cisco VXI reduces risk and simplifies deployments through a validated and fully tested system that combines data center, network and collaboration architectures together with services, support and partner technologies.

About the Sponsors

Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help K-12 and higher education institutions deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for students and faculty and virtual datacenters for IT.

NetAppNetApp is committed to delivering the most efficient, cost-effective storage and data management solutions to meet educational institutions' critical infrastructure needs. Our solutions cut IT costs in half, use up to 80% less storage than competitors, and accelerate projects and programs by enabling storage administrators to deploy entire infrastructures in minutes instead of weeks—without sacrificing performance or availability. Of course, less storage means reduced power, cooling, and space costs. You can meet green initiatives while saving money. NetApp delivers reliable solutions. A 2008 IDC study proved NetApp storage systems achieve greater than 99.999% availability in field-measured uptime. In addition, disaster recovery, backup, and compliance services are all built into a single storage platform and available on demand. You can backup data in minutes and recover it in seconds. NetApp thin provisioning allows you to grow and shrink storage volumes to meet the exact needs for every department or application—without disrupting operations or wasting storage.