White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


Choose Your Distance Learning Technology Wisely

While a lot of elements feed into producing a high-quality distance learning program, the one central to success is the quality of the collaboration. If you can't effortlessly connect remote students and staff to those on and off campus, everybody loses.


8 Ways Universities Make the Most of Meraki

Cloud managed IT can help institutions keep their campuses connected and secure, while providing the power, flexibility and control to enable seamless IT management.


Securing the Mobility Powered Campus

Previously, IT security conversations in higher education focused on the need to prevent outside cyberattacks. Now, with more students and staff on mobile devices and the Internet of Things growing exponentially, the attack vectors are just as likely to surface within the network — whether users know it or not. Here’s what Campus Technology learned when we asked IT, security and other campus experts about how they view their IT security capabilities, including security monitoring, threat awareness and detection and user training.


Secure the Mobility-Driven Campus: Your Best Defense, Is Offense!

Cybersecurity challenges on campus are rapidly evolving. The increasing level of sophistication and frequency of attacks, a vanishing perimeter, a mobility-everywhere preference and the growing proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) make for a huge attack surface on campus these days. The greater transparency and openness of the typical college or university, not to mention, a social and trusting student user group, also make education a ripe target for attack.


Many Paths to the Cloud

A growing number of colleges and universities are turning to the cloud to host critical business and research applications. Moving to the cloud helps higher education institutions operate with great agility, take advantage of emerging technologies, and use scalable on-demand computing power to drive cutting-edge education.


The Security Challenges of IoT

Colleges and universities are certainly familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT). Although IoT provides many opportunities from greater potential in teaching and learning to enhancing security systems or climate controls, if campus IT doesn't work out the security issues, none of this matters. Download this informative GameChanger to learn how many colleges and universities are combatting this growing security issue.


End-to-End Server Security: The IT Leader's Guide

This best practices paper offers business leaders a framework to assess whether their vendors are “Security Leaders” or “Security Laggards.” End-to-end security is one of the essential building blocks of a successful IT Transformation and we discuss how PowerEdge servers are uniquely designed to support this. Further, we provide key questions every CIO, CISO, and IT leader should pose to their server vendor. These questions ought to inform your decision when choosing a server vendor, particularly if security is a top concern.


Checklist for a Successful Student Access Initiative

Providing student access is a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t need to be a headache. From your first stakeholder meeting to putting devices in student hands, here’s what your district needs to know to ensure a smooth integration. Download this paper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.