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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.


8 Steps CIOs Must Take to Transform with Artificial Intelligence

Companies across the globe are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations - 51% of firms have already implemented or are expanding their implementation of AI. An additional 20% plan to implement AI in the next 12 months. However, to ensure success and mitigate the risks, CIOs must take the lead and engage the lines of business on their AI initiatives, modernize IT, and drive the AI agenda.


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.


IT’s Guide to Cybersecurity Threats on Higher Ed Campuses

Cybersecurity in higher education is a challenge of increasing complexity and dramatic consequence. The stakes are high as threat actors launch sophisticated attacks to steal information or disrupt operations. Cyber espionage is particularly prominent in higher education, which experiences threats and attacks comparable to or greater than those in commercial industry. IT departments may not be sufficiently resourced and funded to keep up with digital threats and often lack a comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal security. Learn how the Cybersecurity Framework created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help IT security managers plan for and realize strong network and data security to make the most effective use of their resources.


The State of (Virtual) Reality in College

While institutions identify numerous benefits of VR, AR, and industry-grade tools, only 32 percent have implemented these immersive technologies – and, 22 percent say that they are not planning on implementing them at all. This may be because 2-year and 4-year colleges face several challenges when attempting to put virtual and augmented reality into place, including a lack of funding, a lack of training, and/or a lack of space. Download this infographic from Dell Technologies and Intel® to learn how colleges are addressing these obstacles and incorporating AR/VR on their campuses.


The Future of Immersive Learning

Facilitating deeper learning with emerging technologies and the power of workstations.


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.