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Now and in the Future: Meeting Higher Education IT Challenges: White Paper

Virtual computing solutions from Citrix Systems address the desktop, data infrastructure and datacenter to ease the strain on college and university IT departments while improving and expanding the delivery of applications to any student or faculty member, in any location, on any end device with an Internet connection.

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Experience the Exceptional: White Paper

The HP Elite family offers best in-class design, security, and collaboration, built from the ground up to inspire creativity and ignite productivity in the future business professionals. From the world’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebook1 to the world’s first built-for-business HP ELITE PCs 3-in-1 device,2 every member of the HP Elite family packs powerful performance and unique innovations into beautiful, revolutionary designs that you’ll be proud to carry. They are durable, reliable, and ready for everyday life. Welcome to the HP Elite family!


Apple Native Security for Higher Education Institutions: White Paper

Higher education information security is a never-ending battle against constantly evolving threats. Attackers are increasingly sophisticated and their attack vectors are always changing. The threat landscape is expanding, with new devices joining higher education institution networks every day. One solution to this security challenge is to embrace the Apple platform and take advantage of the native Apple security frameworks. For universities and colleges around the world, this allows for good device security without compromising on user experience.


Protecting Higher Education from Costly Data Breaches : White Paper

With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion and with the same magnitude as large corporations.


Transforming the Learning Experience: White Paper

Technology helps educators redefine the classroom from traditional, one-size-fits-all instruction into flexible, on-demand approaches. However, many of today’s facilities were built for teacher-led instruction and passive learning, rather than today’s student centered learning environments. Imagine an active learning space where nearly everything is moveable and usable by students or instructors for interactive learning. Imagine engaging both mind and body to improve engagement and learning outcomes. Together, we can design an environment that encourages interaction and collaboration and encourages movement and creativity.


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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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.