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Citrix XenDesktop Built on FlexPod: White Paper

Download this whitepaper to see why FlexPod is a leading solution for Citrix desktop virtualization and how it can help you.

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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. In this Enterprise Brief, we explain why Apple is the smart choice for higher education institutions tasked with securing data and delivering end-user satisfaction.


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Best-of-Breed Higher Education Mac Management : White Paper

In this white paper, we walk you through why a best-of-breed solution (vs. a multi-platform or single-console tool) is the smartest way to manage Mac in your higher education institution.


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Mac OS X Security Checklist for Higher Ed: White Paper

Universities and colleges have copious amounts of data to protect. Using best practices for securing devices on campus is critical. The Mac OS X Security Checklist was developed in conjunction with the CIS benchmark for OS X, which is widely regarded as a comprehensive checklist for organizations to follow to secure their macs. This white paper will show you how to implement CIS recommendations.


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Classroom to Career: 3D Printing Helps Students Make the Leap: White Paper

There are many exciting and innovative ways in which higher education is using 3D printing. It can make the choice of institution difficult for prospective students. Download this exclusive GameChanger to learn just a few ways universities are using 3D printing in cost-effective and clever ways to teach career skills in the classroom.


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.