White Papers

Welcome to our free K-12-technology-in-the-classroom white paper and case study library from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.If you have any questions or comments about our webcasts please contact Mallory Bundy via email.


Windows 8 BYOD

Windows 8 and BYOD, Embrace the Trend

From mobile phone, to tablet, to desktop, Windows 8 delivers cross-platform functionality that today's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era calls for. To fully meet the personal and professional needs of your end users and IT staff, Dell has designed Windows 8 desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices from the ground up to deliver enhanced security, ease of management, ubiquitous data access, reduced WAN traffic, and application unification across the Windows ecosystem. Read this paper to learn more about how modern Windows may ease transition to a BYOD environment.


Working Smarter

Working Smarter with Dell Devices

Read this case study to learn how Dell addressed systems refresh needs by considering the needs of each user group to determine role-specific devices from a list of the latest Dell workstations, cloud clients, laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Find out more about boosting end user productivity while reducing non-standard device configurations.


University of Maryland

University of Maryland University College: Empowering Faculty and Staff with Desktop Technology

To enhance IT services for faculty and staff across the United States, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) needed to replace out-of-lifecycle desktop hardware and software quickly and efficiently, and with minimal risk of downtime to staff services. Read this case study to learn how UMUC leveraged new technology and Dell Infrastructure Consulting Services to increase productivity with better app performance – driving efficiency and cost savings.


Top Five Reasons for Migration

Top Five Reasons Why You Must Migrate Away From Windows XP Today

With the end of Windows XP support, a surprising number of organizations have yet to migrate to modern Windows. This white paper highlights some of the top reasons why now is the time to make changes to lower migration costs, assess key application testing and validation, and realize benefits of a potential investment in new PCs that can efficiently run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Read this white paper to learn how Dell can help your IT organization migrate with ease.


Avoiding Mistakes Whitepaper

Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Migrations

With no future support for Windows XP, most IT pros have begun OS migration efforts to modern Windows. Make the most of your OS upgrade and PC refresh to enhance performance, security, and manageability. Use this comprehensive guide to avoid some of the most common pitfalls along your journey.


Ultimate Tech Challenge: OS Migration

Gain insights from Donald Rowland, an "in the trenches" IT professional, as he shares his real-world solution for challenges he faced with Windows OS migration.


Accelerate Migration

Accelerate Your Windows OS Migration: How will the end of Windows XP support impact your organization?

This datasheet will help you understand details about the Windows Migration Fast Forward Service offered by Dell to help you jump-start a new migration or fast-forward one already in progress. Learn how to avoid the complications that can lead to reduced productivity during the switch to modern Windows.


5 PC Hardware Innovations that Pay Off for Business

Learn the top 5 reasons why technology refresh should be part of your IT plans this year.Just because hardware works doesn’t mean it’s providing the most benefit to the business. Today, innovative new technology is changing the upgrade value proposition. These new technologies—some not widely available even five years ago—provide compelling reasons to consider an upgrade of client laptops and desktops even if legacy systems are still chugging along (with “chugging” being the operative word).