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BYOD Resources

The Cisco Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solution supports anytime, anywhere, any-device usage, while facilitating change in IT control and management to balance the needs of both users and IT.

BYOD White Papers

  • Beyond the Classroom: Conversations with K-12 IT Leaders Today
  • Embracing Flexible Learning: Four Steps to Making Hybrid Education Work

    School systems are meeting the demands for flexible, hybrid learning environments, and navigating the curve balls. This doc outlines the benefits of a cloud-based IT infrastructure for education. Download it now to learn more. Read More

  • Case Study: Jeffco Public Schools

    Download this case study to learn how Meraki solutions supported one school district to pivot to remote work and hybrid learning. Read More

  • Case Study: Pflugerville Independent School District

    Download this case study to explore how one school district used mobile device management to save time, increase productivity and provide superior security. Read More

  • Save the Day with Platform-Based Infrastructure

    Education has experienced uncertainty over the last year and a half, but a cloud-based infrastructure can allow IT to be nimble and flex when needed. Download this eBook now to learn more. Read More

  • Utilizing Available Federal Funds for K-12

    With over $130 billion in federal funding for K-12, there is no better time than now to improve the school experience. This guide highlights all the funding available. Download it now to learn more. Read More

  • Beyond the Classroom: Conversations with K-12 IT Leaders Today

    Register now to hear from K-12 IT Leaders as they share how cloud-managed IT supported their school’s learning model and how they are transitioning to their new normal. Read More

  • A New Generation of AI-Driven Hyperconverged Infrastructure to Advance Our Future Generation

    Today’s K-12 schools are facing increased pressure to respond to shifting demands brought on by a confluence of factors, including the rise of ransomware, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. As a result, the need for solutions that help streamline operations, safeguard sensitive data and maximize cost efficiencies has never been so great—nor has there been such a demand for innovative remote and blended learning experiences that help bridge the divide across such a diverse population of learners. Read More

  • Developing K-12 Cyber Defense for a Hybrid Learning Era

    The job of network defenders in K-12 hasn’t gotten any easier as schools have reopened for face-to-face teaching and learning. Taking the right cybersecurity posture will position your district for maximum flexibility. These do’s and don’ts can make the difference — download now to read on. Read More

  • Case Study: Weber School District

    Weber School District in Ogden, Utah was looking for a proactive solution for monitoring school-issued Gmail and Google Drive accounts for signs of cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, sexual predators, school shootings, and more. Find out why Bark for Schools was the perfect fit. Read More

  • Solution Brief: Safety Through Communication

    CrisisGo is leading the new wave of modern safety technology by providing enhanced and efficient monitoring and communication to all stakeholders responsible for keeping their schools and employees safe online. Read More

  • Report: The State of Student Safety

    Gaggle, a leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided devices and platforms, saw just how much students struggled during the pandemic. Their annual report highlights key trends in harmful student behavior and shows the frequency of these behaviors among students nationwide, so leaders are aware of these threats and can take steps to address them. Read More

  • Guide: 4 Tips to Combat Student Safety Risks

    From cyberbullying to child predators to school violence, students face a multitude of dangers putting their safety at risk. In this guide, you’ll learn about some of those dangers and what steps your district and school leaders can take to protect students. Read More

  • K-12 Education Technology Funding Guide

    As school districts return to the classroom, they face challenges with learning loss and mental health, the need for curriculum enhancement, and limited funding for classroom technology. Fortunately, funding is available. Read More

  • No Cost Cybersecurity Resources for K-12

    In shifting to online learning, reliance on remote access technology and cloud services open up new avenues of cyber-attacks. By joining MS-ISAC public K-12s can become a part of a community of more than 2,000 schools and districts who share cybersecurity information to improve their readiness against common threats at no cost. Download this informative asset to learn the top 4 benefits of joining the MS-ISAC and so much more, including: Read More

  • What Educators Should Expect from a Virtual Classroom

    This ebook outlines guidelines for school leaders to assess synchronous virtual instruction that promotes student engagement and teacher development. Download it now to learn more. Read More

  • The Value of Automation in K-12 School's Back Office

    When COVID-19 pushed schools to go remote, educators and students became more reliant on technology than ever before. “The transition to a remote learning environment has revealed new insights when it comes to the state of technology in education,” EdTech reports. Read More

  • Back-to-Work and Back-to-School Solutions

    Today’s exceptional circumstances have created a new demand for solutions that provide a safer environment for those returning to school campuses and government buildings. The ability to transform a traditional property to an intelligent facility through artificial intelligence will be key to allowing students, staff and the public to safely return to these locations. Download this helpful asset to learn how K-12 schools and districts are leveraging proven integrated technology solutions across a cognitive ecosystem to automate complex building management processes—making way for a safe return for all. Read More

  • Case Study: Using Ivanti across Citrix, Desktops, and Notebooks for 8,000 Users

    A technology pioneer, British Columbia School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha), is the province’s only district with a centralized fiber optic network, which it shares with the City of Penticon. Download this case study to learn how it services 7,500 students and 800 staff across three high schools, four middle schools, and 10 elementary schools with Ivanti. Read More

  • Ransomware Readiness Assessment

    The Unit 42 Ransomware Readiness Assessment focuses on preparing your schools, processes, and technology to mitigate the threat of ransomware. With ransomware attack ransoms averaging $847,000 you can’t afford to be unprepared. This assessment reviews your IR plan, capabilities, and technology to find gaps and areas for improvement to strengthen you overall cyber defense capabilities. The Unit 42 Ransomware Readiness Assessment comes in two varieties, designed to match your organization’s needs. Read More

  • Washington Schools Implement Desktop Virtualization Solution PDF screen shot

    Richland School District upgrades technology, increases efficiency, and reduces costs with VDI. Read More

  • Simplify Desktop Management, Enhance Security, and Lower Costs with Cisco Virtual Desktop Solutions PDF screen shot

    Schools must continuously provide a flexible desktop environment for their students, teachers, and administrators. Download this white paper to learn more about desktop virtualization solutions that are uniquely positioned to deliver rapid deployment of desktops and offer superior control and security of centralized desktops—all while reducing overall desktop total cost of ownership. (TCO). Read More

  • School District Offers More Connected Learning at Lower Cost PDF screen shot

    Indianapolis Public School District installs virtual desktops to increase student access to new learning materials. Read More

  • Ohio Schools Provide Students with Unlimited Computer Access PDF screen shot

    Oak Hills Local School District supports academic success by providing students with more access to the classroom. Read More

  • Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure PDF screen shot

    Cisco VXI delivers an end-to-end virtual workspace solution that provides the security, scalability, and flexibility of desktop virtualization together with voice and video capabilities for an uncompromised and productive user experience. Read More

  • Online Meetings Spark New Opportunities for Schools PDF screen shot

    School District uses web-based tools to help teachers share information and enhance instruction. Read More

  • Cisco Lecture Vision: Capture the Full Educational Experience, Not Just the Lecture PDF screen shot

    With each one of your students bringing their unique perspectives to the classroom, how can you take advantage of technology to help them learn more effectively, develop specialized skills, and provide the foundation for their success in the 21st century global economy? Read More

  • California School System Implements 21st Century Learning Tools PDF screen shot

    Learn how Fontana Unified School District increases student, faculty, and staff collaboration utilizing Cisco TelePresence solution. Read More

  • Teach, Learn, and Work Your Way with Unified Workspaces PDF screen shot

    Unified Workspace is a strategy for delivering Cisco Smart Solutions within your educational environment, helping you empower learners, improve agility, and operate more efficiently. Read More

  • Schools Plug Into BYOD: Mobile Devices Transform Learning at Katy ISD PDF screen shot

    Learn how Katy ISD transforms education with mobile learning. Read More

  • School District Upgrades Network to Support Education Vision PDF screen shot

    Learn how Farmington Public Schools installed network solutions resulting in increased mobility for students and staff. Read More

  • Every Child, Every Day: Mooresville's "Digital Conversion" Puts Kids First PDF screen shot

    Learn how Mooresville’s “Digital Conversion” puts kids first. Read More

  • BYOD in Education PDF screen shot

    Download this white paper to learn how the Cisco BYOD Solution for Education helps to get mobile devices connected both simply and securely. Read More

  • Rowan-Salisbury School System
    North Carolina School District Uses WLAN to Expand Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
    PDF screen shot

    The Rowan-Salisbury School System is comprised of 35 schools, about 20,000 students, and roughly 3,000 employees. They were facing the growth pains that come for school districts that embrace high-tech trends. They needed to accommodate an influx of Apple iPads, iPod Touches, laptops, and other popular Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices on its wireless network. Learn how the Rowan-Salisbury School System deployed a Wireless LAN that allowed students to use the same device in the classroom as they use at home, providing an enriched learning experience for the students. Read More

  • Riverside Unified School District
    Large School District Implements One-to-One Tablet Computer Program
    PDF screen shot

    Like any massive school district, RUSD faces a mobile-device onslaught, especially because the district is implementing a one-to-one program using tablet computers. This tablet program drove the need for a high-performance, scalable, reliable WLAN at the schools. Learn about the wireless LAN deployment at RUSD and the benefits they’re seeing from having wireless and future plans for their WLAN deployment. Read More

  • Protecting School Networks In The Age of BYOD PDF screen shot

    Computer and Internet use in K-12 schools has evolved from a “nice to have” into a “must have” as educators, parents and school boards recognize how engaging, individualized curriculum can enrich the student learning experience and demonstrably improve standardized test scores. Read More

  • Unlocking the Potential of All Learners PDF screen shot

    Download this whitepaper to learn how assistive technology can revolutionize the lives of students with special needs. By providing a single source for acquiring, managing and servicing assistive technology, Dell, working with Intel, empowers students to meet their goals. Read More

  • Transforming STEM Learning Through Technology in Elementary Education PDF screen shot

    Learn how to transform and enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning among elementary students through technology. Read More

  • Engaging the STEM Intermediate Student with Technology PDF screen shot

    Learn how to use classroom technologies and interactive presentation tools to better engage middle-school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Read More

  • Digital STEM Learning and the High School Student PDF screen shot

    Learn how integrating technology and digital tools in the classroom helps improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in high school students. Read More

  • BYOD and Beyond: How To Turn BYOD into Productivity PDF screen shot

    One of the most overlooked aspects of the BYOD phenomenon isn’t just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they’re there. Getting mobile and BYO devices onto the network is now table stakes. This white paper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion. Read More

  • Nationally Ranked Texas School District Achieves More for Less with Xirrus Wireless Arrays PDF screen shot

    Plano Independent School District (ISD) covers approximately 100 square miles, encompassing the city of Plano, the ninth largest municipal in Texas. The district currently employees 7,000 faculty and staff members and educates over 55,000 students per year. Plano ISD has achieved national recognition for its high academic standards. Read More

  • Wireless Solutions for Primary/Secondary Schools PDF screen shot

    Smart schools improve learning with intelligent wireless networking. Read More

  • Xirrus Partners with Stoneware (LanSchool) to Bring Control to the Classroom PDF screen shot

    After extensive research, we selected Xirrus Wireless Arrays and the Stoneware LanSchool platform as the most effective solution for seamlessly supporting our bandwidth demands and classroom management needs. Read More

  • Avoid Your Wi-Fi Network Getting Crushed by BYOD PDF screen shot

    From its inception, Xirrus has understood that traditional enterprise Wi-Fi solutions are not built to effectively scale to handle expanding wireless performance requirements. In this whitepaper we discuss building a wireless network to support in the influx of Wi-Fi enabled device Read More

  • Wireless Solutions for Interactive Learning PDF screen shot

    Building a wireless infrastructure for the digital classroom that not only meets today’s demands but also those of the coming years. Read More

  • Upgrade your Wi-Fi Network with 75% Less Gear! PDF screen shot

    As more devices use the corporate wireless network, the network needs to be able to handle the increased utilization of network resources. Read More

  • GigaOM Report: Deploy a Wireless Network at Wired-like Speed PDF screen shot

    This paper follows the ascent of Wi-Fi and looks at how its expanding role within the enterprise — including public or private organizations in the education, health care, government and safety sectors. We also examine how these requirements will be met by further expansion in the Wi-Fi standards and by a new generation of Wi-Fi equipment and devices. We will discuss how the enterprise can benefit from the evolution of Wi-Fi by deploying future-proof networks that will organically improve performance. Read More

  • Minooka Community Consolidated School District #201 PDF screen shot

    This whitepaper provides an overview of how Minooka Community Consolidated School District has deployed HP thin clients on the desktop to deliver reliability in the classroom, while providing more efficient centralized management of application software, via remote management. Business benefits highlighted include improved access, availability for more users and hardware cost savings. Download this case study to learn more. Read More

  • Hudson Falls Central School District: HP SchoolCloud Solution Delivers Reliable, Flexible Classroom Technology PDF screen shot

    Hudson Falls Central School District benefits from reliable, flexible classroom technology by implementing the HP SchoolCloud solution, including HP Thin Clients linked to HP Server Blades. Read More

  • BRING Your Own Mobile Devices to School

    In today’s educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school’s network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT administrator. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network. Read More

  • K-12 and the Cloud: A Catalyst for Transformational Change PDF screen shot

    Cloud computing offers an easy and cost-effective way to realize the benefits that technology in education brings to K-12 classrooms while deriving the greatest value from your district's IT budget. Read More

  • Getting Schooled on Next-Generation Mobility PDF screen shot

    In today's educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school's network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT administrator. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network. Read More

  • Getting Schooled on Next-Generation Mobility PDF screen shot

    Several K-12 schools are not able to capitalize on the growing technical opportunities that exist in today’s society because of the limitations of their WLAN networks. This whitepaper will discuss the obstacles that K-12 IT teams are facing in expanding mobility and how the HP Optimized WLAN Architecture’s unique features can help to eliminate these barriers. Read More

  • BRING Your Own Mobile Devices to School

    In today’s educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school’s network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT administrator. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network. Read More

  • Now and in the Future: Meeting Today’s K-12 IT Challenges PDF screen shot

    Citrix provides an academic computing virtualization solution to address the desktop, the data infrastructure and the datacenter itself to ease the strain on IT while improving the delivery of administrative and instructional applications to any faculty member or student, in any location, on any end device with an Internet connection. Read More

  • Desktop Transformation Model PDF screen shot

    Citrix understands the complexities associated with the switch to virtualization, and created the Desktop Transformation Model to provide practical guidance and simplify the virtual desktop adoption process. Citrix applies its proven methodology to help IT move from a traditional, distributed physical desktop system into a centrally delivered desktop environment. Read More

  • York County School Division: 2,800-Seat Virtual Desktop Solution on Citrix and NetApp PDF screen shot

    York County Schools needed to deliver anytime, anywhere access to teaching and learning systems, so they turned to a scalable virtual desktop solution using Citrix XenDesktop and NetApp storage solutions. The district now uses 60% less storage and 97% less energy – and deployed desktops (in nine schools) which can be updated in hours rather than months. Read More

  • Citrix XenDesktop Built on FlexPod PDF screen shot

    Download this whitepaper to see why FlexPod is a leading solution for Citrix desktop virtualization and how it can help you. Read More

  • Deliver the New Education Virtual Workspace with Cisco VXI PDF screen shot

    The meaning of "going to school" is changing. While school is more important than ever, the idea that the classroom serves as the primary educational venue is being uprooted. See how you can virtualize resources to deliver consistent learning experiences, regardless of device or location. Read More

  • Park Hill Chooses Citrix and Cisco for Desktop Virtualization Park Hill School District Screen Shot

    Park Hill School District uses Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to improve district wide desktop management and online access. Read More

  • Thin Client Computing PDF screen shot

    While minimalism in computing has been around since the 1990s, the concept only recently has hit its stride: Computer devices that only carry out essential applications, or "thin clients", have a longer operational life span, cut energy use and are less expensive to purchase and maintain. As the phenomenon of software as a service gains traction, in fact, thin clients are already replacing desktop PCs in many government, commercial and educational settings. Learn more in this white paper "Thin Client Computing: Providing Solutions and Dispelling Myths". Read More

  • Cloud: What An Enterprise Must Know PDF screen shot

    Download this whitepaper to gain insights from Cisco's perspective about the benefits, barriers and options that exist regarding cloud computing along with their implementation strategy and guidance about how to navigate the landscape. Read More

  • Pender County School District PDF screen shot

    The Pender County School District in North Carolina wanted to find the most affordable, scalable, and easily managed wireless LAN. After examining all of its alternatives, the district found success with Aerohive Networks. Read More

  • Holly Area School District PDF screen shot

    After a visit to Apple's Cupertino campus, Holly Area School District’s Director of Technology was inspired to deploy MacBooks, iPads, Apple’s 21C digital media tools, and other devices to the district's students, connecting them to the Wi-Fi network Read More

  • The iEverything Enterprise PDF screen shot

    Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time. Read More

  • Allegany County Public Schools PDF screen shot

    Allegany County Public Schools was facing those growth pains that come for folks who embrace high-tech trends: It needed to accommodate an influx of Apple iPads, and other popular Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, on its wireless network. Read More

  • Schools Graduate to Enterprise-class Wi-Fi PDF screen shot

    This paper examines how schools can apply 802.11n enterprise-class Wi-Fi technology in ways that pay while overcoming such traditional challenges as shrinking budgets, high network management costs, and nagging performance and reliability troubles Read More

  • Horry County Public Schools PDF screen shot

    Horry County Schools ran into reliability and manageability problems with its existing wireless network. They needed a more robust solution to serve as the Wi-Fi infrastructure for its highly distributed environment. Read More

  • StudentManager & TeacherView: Giving Teachers Control of Wireless Computing in the Classroom PDF screen shot

    StudentManager & TeacherView simplifies the process of bringing wireless devices into the classroom and empowers teachers to monitor and manage their classroom. This solution helps create an efficient teaching environment while enhancing productivity. Read More

  • Bonjour Gateway PDF screen shot

    Aerohive built a Bonjour Gateway to manage and control Apple service availability (such as AirPrint™, AirPlay®, file sharing, collaboration applications, etc.) across an entire enterprise network. Ensure students are connected – to the right content. Read More

  • Supporting Safe and Effective Digital Learning PDF screen shot

    Download the conversation between two thought leaders from two different schools in addition to SonicWALL’s responses discussing online assisted learning, collaborative learning and remote education. Read More

  • Next-Generation Firewalls and Content: A Guide to Selecting the Right Solution for K-12 Schools PDF screen shot

    Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) address the security and content filtering challenges faced by today’s K-12 organizations. NGFWs deliver a comprehensive and highly granular solution for network security, bandwidth management and content control that reduces the cost and complexity of running educational networks. Read More

  • Helping Schools Secure Their Networks While Saving Their Budgets PDF screen shot

    SonicWALL Solutions for K-12 Education. Read More

  • Danbury Public Schools Case Study PDF screen shot

    Danbury Public Schools deployed a SonicWALL E-Class NSA E7500 and NSA 2400 to optimize network performance. Read More

  • Crete-Monee School District Case Study PDF screen shot

    Crete-Monee School District deployed E-Class NSA E6500 firewalls, an SRA 4200 and SonicWALL ViewPoint™ to optimize their bandwidth and achieve CIPA compliance for the district. Read More

  • Lees Summit R7 School District Case Study PDF screen shot

    Lee's Summit R-7 School District deployed the SonicWALL® E-Class NSA E7500 to guarantee and prioritize bandwidth for its high-priority applications, such as online testing, end-of-course state assessments, Polycom® video traffic and curriculum applications. Read More

  • Mannheim School District 83 Case Study PDF screen shot

    Mannheim School District 83 supports 2,800 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in Franklin Park, Melrose Park and Northlake, Illinois. Read More

  • Hall County Schools Case Study PDF screen shot

    Hall County Schools leverages SonicWALL Appliance Intelligence, Control and Visualization for bandwidth management and prioritization of application traffic for VoIP, video conferencing and social media resources. Read More

  • Top 10 Considerations For Moving to the Cloud PDF screen shot

    There is a recent and exciting movement to cloud-based infrastructures in K–12 education—and for good reason. Cloud computing enables access to applications, data, information, content and curriculum from anywhere an Internet connection is available. It helps improve secure data management and meets the needs of rapidly changing content and software applications. Read More

  • Strategy Guide to Converged Infrastructure in K-12 Education PDF screen shot

    The pressure to achive in K-12 education has never been greater. Students are expected to learn more, teachers and administrators are expected to do more, and all of this has to be measured more, even while budgets are cut. This strategy guide explains how you can upgrade technology, standardize equipment and improve IT practices in your schol district. This whitepaper is a rich media document, and includes IDC Analyst reasearch, multimedia content, solutions brief, valuable reference articles and up to 3 customer case stidies, all embedded in a single document. Read More

  • Mikooka Community Consolidated School District #201 PDF screen shot

    This whitepaper provides an overview of how Minooka Community Consolidated School District has deployed HP thin clients on the desktop to deliver reliability in the classroom, while providing more efficient centralized management of application software, via remote management. Business benefits highlighted include improved access, availability for more users and hardware cost savings. Download this case study to learn more. Read More

  • K-12 and the Cloud: A Catalyst for Transformational Change PDF screen shot

    You’ve seen the benefits that technology brings to education, not only for teaching and learning but also for management and administration. Yet given today’s troubled economy, chances are you’re also concerned about the cost. As applications proliferate, how will you keep up with the constant need to replace or upgrade software, servers and high-performance desktops and notebooks? Read More

  • Getting Schooled on Next-Generation Mobility PDF screen shot

    This whitepaper discusses how K-12 districts can unleash the freedon that Wi-Fi affords them in learning and administration, by embracing sophisticated WLANS. It provides an overview of wireless learning, the HP Advantage, protecting students/data, easing and unifying management and how to lower TCO. Read More

  • HP Networking Technologies Help Gilbert Public Schools Connect to Millions in Savings PDF screen shot

    The school had been using Cisco Systems technology. But after comducting a competitive analysis it decided to go with HP, which saved it more than $2M. Combined with HP's lifetime equipment warranty and free firmware and software upgrades, the district lowered its projected cost of ownership for the new network. Read More

  • Secure, Affordable, and Easy-to-Administer Education Networks PDF screen shot

    Online learning, mobile technologies and distance learning have all contributed to the need for a secure and easy to administer network for schools. Find out how creating a high-performing, safe network doesn’t have to break your budget. Read More

  • Palo Alto High School: In Pursuit of a Pulitzer PDF screen shot

    Using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, students are able to communicate complex ideas in compelling and creative ways that are unique to each student. Read More

  • Predicting the Outcome: Business Analytics for Education pdf screen shot

    Data has become the lifeblood of education. Governments predicate their school funding on it; districts demonstrate the effectiveness of their practices with it; schools prove the merits of their instructional approaches by it; instructors redirect their lesson plans because of it. This white paper reveals how you can use business analytics to make sense of all your data to drive decision making andimprove student performance and student retention. Read More

  • The 3D in Education White Paper pdf screen shot

    This whitepaper will uncover the results of the research of Professor Dr. Anne Bamford, the Director of the International Research Agency, regarding the use of 3D animations on students learning performance, especially in testing. Read More

  • Desktop Virtualization in K-12 Schools: The Time Has Come pdf screen shot

    This paper explores the potential advantages of using desktop virtualization for PCs rather than taking the traditional approach where every computer has its own operating system, resident applications, memory, processing power, and storage. Read More

  • HP Networking technologies help Gilbert Public Schools connect to millions in savings PDF screen shot

    Expanding and upgrading your school district’s outdated LAN network is vital in meeting the multimedia needs of your students and faculty while preventing network outages, spotty coverage, and security concerns. Learn how Gilbert Public Schools found a broadband network solution that saved them $2 million over other proposals. Read More

  • Apple in K-12 Education: Challenges, Benefits, and Solutions PDF screen shot

    In this white paper, GroupLogic, the leading provider of solutions for the cross-platform enterprise, will explore the challenges faced by K-12 institutions today, as well as some of the inherent benefits of those same issues. Read More

  • Strategy Guide to Converged Infrastructure in K12 Education PDF screen shot

    The pressure to achieve in K-12 education has never been greater. Students are expected to learn more, teachers and administrators are expected to do more, and all of this has to be measured more, even while budgets are cut. This strategy guide explains how you can upgrade technology, standardize equipment and improve IT practices in your school district... Read More

  • How K-12 schools and school districts can reduce costs through HP Converged Infrastructure and Branch Consolidation PDF screen shot

    Maintaining productive and smoothly running business operations is essential for today’s campuses. They need reliable IT systems—servers, storage, networked PCs, and printers—that will not only support their internal operations, but also can quickly adapt to changing business conditions. Read More

  • K-12 schools can do more with less: HP Branch Consolidation based on Converged Infrastructure PDF Screen Shot

    A growing number of today’s organizations are looking to streamline technology operations—removing outdated, non-standard equipment and legacy infrastructures that are slow and unreliable—in their branch offices as a way to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and better serve their customers. Read More

  • Top Ten Education IT Systems Management Pain Points Kaseya White Paper Cover

    From dealing with rogue “IT hobbyists” to naïve bosses, Kaseya presents common IT systems management pain points in the education industry and our solutions to each. Read More

  • Securing Open Access Barracuda White Paper cover

    How schools can guarantee open networks and still keep data safe. Read More

  • What Does It Mean To Comprehend What One Reads Headsprout

    The following article describes the research and analysis that forms the foundation of Headsprout Reading Comprehension, including how the program teaches vocabulary and comprehension strategies, and the scientific development process underlying the program. Read More

  • Microsoft Security Solutions for Education Microsoft

    Learn how Education customers are leveraging Microsoft Security Solutions to help protect messaging and collaboration environments from threats – and to improve and facilitate access to campus web portals. Read More

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Collaboration Resources

From classroom learning to collaborative research to meeting with colleagues around the world, Cisco Collaboration solutions can dramatically improve productivity, foster innovation, and streamline administration.

Collaboration White Papers

  • Cloud: What An Enterprise Must Know PDF screen shot

    Download this whitepaper to gain insights from Cisco's perspective about the benefits, barriers and options that exist regarding cloud computing along with their implementation strategy and guidance about how to navigate the landscape. Read More

  • Helping Schools Secure Their Networks While Saving Their Budgets PDF screen shot

    SonicWALL Solutions for K-12 Education. Read More

  • Now and in the Future: Meeting Today’s K-12 IT Challenges PDF screen shot

    Citrix provides an academic computing virtualization solution to address the desktop, the data infrastructure and the datacenter itself to ease the strain on IT while improving the delivery of administrative and instructional applications to any faculty member or student, in any location, on any end device with an Internet connection. Read More

  • Rowan-Salisbury School System
    North Carolina School District Uses WLAN to Expand Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
    PDF screen shot

    The Rowan-Salisbury School System is comprised of 35 schools, about 20,000 students, and roughly 3,000 employees. They were facing the growth pains that come for school districts that embrace high-tech trends. They needed to accommodate an influx of Apple iPads, iPod Touches, laptops, and other popular Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices on its wireless network. Learn how the Rowan-Salisbury School System deployed a Wireless LAN that allowed students to use the same device in the classroom as they use at home, providing an enriched learning experience for the students. Read More

  • Avoid Your Wi-Fi Network Getting Crushed by BYOD PDF screen shot

    From its inception, Xirrus has understood that traditional enterprise Wi-Fi solutions are not built to effectively scale to handle expanding wireless performance requirements. In this whitepaper we discuss building a wireless network to support in the influx of Wi-Fi enabled device Read More

  • Unlocking the Potential of All Learners PDF screen shot

    Download this whitepaper to learn how assistive technology can revolutionize the lives of students with special needs. By providing a single source for acquiring, managing and servicing assistive technology, Dell, working with Intel, empowers students to meet their goals. Read More

  • Strategy Guide to Converged Infrastructure in K12 Education PDF screen shot

    The pressure to achieve in K-12 education has never been greater. Students are expected to learn more, teachers and administrators are expected to do more, and all of this has to be measured more, even while budgets are cut. This strategy guide explains how you can upgrade technology, standardize equipment and improve IT practices in your school district... Read More

  • The 3D in Education White Paper pdf screen shot

    This whitepaper will uncover the results of the research of Professor Dr. Anne Bamford, the Director of the International Research Agency, regarding the use of 3D animations on students learning performance, especially in testing. Read More

  • K-12 schools can do more with less: HP Branch Consolidation based on Converged Infrastructure PDF Screen Shot

    A growing number of today’s organizations are looking to streamline technology operations—removing outdated, non-standard equipment and legacy infrastructures that are slow and unreliable—in their branch offices as a way to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and better serve their customers. Read More

  • Cloud Computing, the Mobile User and the K-12 IT Organization Barracuda Networks

    As cloud computing adoption increases, many K-12 districts’ IT organizations haven’t changed. Budget constraints and required reductions are now forcing change, as reliance on IT to provide 24/7 reliability and support grows. This paper presents technology shifts and trends facing K-12 IT organizations and offers thoughts on an evolving industry that demands organizational changes with the advent of a new business model. Read More

  • Mannheim School District 83 Case Study PDF screen shot

    Mannheim School District 83 supports 2,800 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in Franklin Park, Melrose Park and Northlake, Illinois. Read More

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The Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Solution provides virtual desktops, voice, video, and applications within a unified environment that makes the next generation of collaborative education possible.

VXI White Papers

  • Case Study: Using Ivanti across Citrix, Desktops, and Notebooks for 8,000 Users

    A technology pioneer, British Columbia School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha), is the province’s only district with a centralized fiber optic network, which it shares with the City of Penticon. Download this case study to learn how it services 7,500 students and 800 staff across three high schools, four middle schools, and 10 elementary schools with Ivanti. Read More

  • Getting Schooled on Next-Generation Mobility PDF screen shot

    In today's educational environments, more and more students, guests, and faculty are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school's network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT administrator. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network. Read More

  • Wireless Solutions for Primary/Secondary Schools PDF screen shot

    Smart schools improve learning with intelligent wireless networking. Read More

  • Transforming STEM Learning Through Technology in Elementary Education PDF screen shot

    Learn how to transform and enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning among elementary students through technology. Read More

  • Horry County Public Schools PDF screen shot

    Horry County Schools ran into reliability and manageability problems with its existing wireless network. They needed a more robust solution to serve as the Wi-Fi infrastructure for its highly distributed environment. Read More

  • Wireless Solutions for Interactive Learning PDF screen shot

    Building a wireless infrastructure for the digital classroom that not only meets today’s demands but also those of the coming years. Read More

  • What Does It Mean To Comprehend What One Reads Headsprout

    The following article describes the research and analysis that forms the foundation of Headsprout Reading Comprehension, including how the program teaches vocabulary and comprehension strategies, and the scientific development process underlying the program. Read More

  • GigaOM Report: Deploy a Wireless Network at Wired-like Speed PDF screen shot

    This paper follows the ascent of Wi-Fi and looks at how its expanding role within the enterprise — including public or private organizations in the education, health care, government and safety sectors. We also examine how these requirements will be met by further expansion in the Wi-Fi standards and by a new generation of Wi-Fi equipment and devices. We will discuss how the enterprise can benefit from the evolution of Wi-Fi by deploying future-proof networks that will organically improve performance. Read More

  • Lees Summit R7 School District Case Study PDF screen shot

    Lee's Summit R-7 School District deployed the SonicWALL® E-Class NSA E7500 to guarantee and prioritize bandwidth for its high-priority applications, such as online testing, end-of-course state assessments, Polycom® video traffic and curriculum applications. Read More

  • Every Child, Every Day: Mooresville's "Digital Conversion" Puts Kids First PDF screen shot

    Learn how Mooresville’s “Digital Conversion” puts kids first. Read More

  • BYOD and Beyond: How To Turn BYOD into Productivity PDF screen shot

    One of the most overlooked aspects of the BYOD phenomenon isn’t just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they’re there. Getting mobile and BYO devices onto the network is now table stakes. This white paper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion. Read More

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