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The Artificial Intelligence Starter Guide for IT Leaders

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of fantasy novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects.


Staying Ahead of the Metagame: eSports Basics for K-20

K-12 and higher education are scrambling to keep up with student demand for the newest mode of learning: esports. Experts in K12 and Hi Ed explain why it’s happening, how to get started and how it is benefiting students of all ages. Download this overview from Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn more.


Looking Beyond the VR Headset

While two-year and small four-year colleges haven’t gravitated to VR or AR as quickly as the big universities, immersive technology is still making inroads for focused learning and workforce preparation. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared. Download this paper from Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn more.


Hybrid IT: Make the Most of Your investment

The public cloud is not a panacea that solves all IT problems—or addresses all future needs. IDC research shows that leading organizations are opting for hybrid IT environments, mixing cloud and on-premises resources to maximize agility, performance and scalability. With hybrid, organizations can customize to fit their strategy and adapt to the accelerated rate of change.


Harness Digital to Modernize Higher Education

Digital technology impacts every facet of society and influences how consumers, enterprises, and public-sector organizations interact, work, and access information - and the Education sector is no different. New and powerful digital technology is driving major changes in how students, teachers, administrators, and participants in the education arena teach, learn, and interact with each other and with their environment. In March 2018, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study to determine how workplace technology has affected education institutions. With the digital age, students, teachers and even parents are beginning to get involved. To flourish, higher education institutions must equip their staff with the right tools and technologies to empower their staff to deliver exceptional experiences. Read this Forrester study to learn more about how to enable, evaluate, and assess digital education requirements.


Developing an Effective Workload Placement Strategy

Determining where to run your workloads is a top challenge for today’s IT. With so many considerations and unique requirements there is never a one-size-fits-all answer. Particularly with mission-critical or sensitive workloads, the ability to easily adapt while maintaining security, increasing performance and maximizing efficiency is key. Hybrid IT is a mix of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. It’s workload-centric and business-first as it delivers optimal placement options for each workload. The Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio can help your organization deliver the best hybrid infrastructure for powering the workloads that power your business.


Esports in HiEd: A Getting Started Checklist

Esports is quickly making inroads across college campuses—reshaping stereotypes about gaming and providing essential workforce skills for both student players and those playing supporting roles. Colleges and universities looking to start their own program, however, are struggling with where to begin. That’s where this checklist can help—providing you with what you need to know to start and maintain a successful esports program.


Viewpoints: Esports in Education for K-20

K-12 and higher education are scrambling to keep up with student demand for the newest mode of learning: esports. Experts in K12 and Hi Ed explain why it’s happening, how to get started and how it is benefiting students of all ages. Download this Viewpoints interview from Dell and Intel® to learn key observations on why esports is gaining speed, how teachers and faculty can participate and what’s needed to launch an effective esports program.