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Elizabeth City State University Makes the Educated Decision to Migrate to Nutanix

Elizabeth State University faced a few major challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing ECSU's IT team was the delay in deploying new infrastructure. In addition, many of ECSU's existing systems had also reached end-of-life, making refresh an urgent need.

The Path to IT Modernization in Higher Ed

Higher education institutions are starting to apply data-intensive strategies in almost every facet of their work. Data analytics and other advanced IT tools give colleges and universities powerful new ways to support student achievement and engagement and to enhance life on campus. Video is playing a greater role in instruction, and large datasets have become a staple in some faculty research. The more a higher education institutions capitalizes on data, the greater the demand this data usage places on its IT infrastructure.

Texas A&M University System Graudates to Nutanix

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest higher education systems in the nation, with an annual budget of over $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units, and a comprehensive health science center, the system educates more than 140,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year.

California State University, Long Beach Puts Increased Computing Power In the Hands of Students and Faculty

For CSULB, technology is key to its mission of providing valuable undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities to the people of California and the world. Its Division of Information Technology supports faculty, administrators, and students with technology services, identity management and authentication services, and other essential resources.

Building the Interactive Classroom

As colleges and universities pour investment into student success initiatives, it’s no wonder that faculty are feeling called to shift away from the traditional “stand-and-deliver” mode of education in favor of the more effective "convene-and-collaborate" model.

Juggernaut: Esports on Campus

2018’S Superbowl averaged 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from the previous year. Compare that to the League of Legends World Championship video game tournament in December, which had 100 million unique viewers — up 20 percent from the year before. With that kind of growth, is it any wonder that esports is getting similar levels of attention from some colleges and universities as basketball and football programs do?

Expanding the Horizons of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Higher Education

A resurgence of interest, innovation and investment in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is underway. Immersive technologies like AR and VR, often enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), are rapidly becoming more powerful and versatile. The AR and VR market and the need for workers who are proficient in the use of these technologies are ballooning. Download this article from Dell and Intel® to learn more about how education is addressing innovation opportunities and how they are unlocking potentially valuable usage scenarios for immersive technology and extended reality (XR). Educational institutions must enable students with the appropriate skills to pursue a career in which the digital enhancement of reality is key.

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.