White Papers

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


Case Study: Butler University

At Butler University, 1,300+ access points have enabled them to provide timely, personalized communications to students via Bluetooth Beacons and API integrations, as well as use network analytics to make informed decisions. Read this case study to learn how the abundance and reliability of wireless has become the foundation for fun, exciting campus experiences that students and the university can use to achieve success.


Wi-Fi on Campus: Student Experiences vs. IT Perceptions

A recent survey finds that student and IT perceptions differ when it comes to Wi-Fi on campus. Read the report to learn the discrepancies and see how you can better meet student Wi-Fi expectations.


Wi-Fi 6 in Education: The Next Generation of Wireless

Read this whitepaper to lean how Wi-Fi 6 compatible access points will provide the higher density, throughput, and performance that education institutions will need to support learning initiatives moving forward.


The Power of Immersive Tools to Prepare Students for the Modern Workplace

Community institutions have always placed themselves on the front lines in the messy struggle of helping students prepare for the world of work. That goal is becoming a bigger challenge as the nature of work changes so dramatically. While plenty of community colleges are poised to help prepare students to join this "digital workforce," others will require investment to bring curriculum and technology up-to-date and encourage faculty to innovate their instructional practices. Campus Technology set out to understand where two-year colleges and vocational programs are positioned in their adoption of these new forms of technology. This article explores the highlights of that survey and offers guidance to two-year colleges for empowering students to learn by doing.


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.


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.


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.


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.