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Technology Cultivates K-12 Success: White Paper

Outdated back-office technology is costing districts more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it’s costing them their people and negatively impacting student success.


The State of Digital Note-Taking in K-20: White Paper

When K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions (primarily colleges and universities) shifted to remote operations and online learning, suddenly, every user needed a device — whether computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone — for work, learning and teaching.


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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.

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  • Technology Cultivates K-12 Success

    Outdated back-office technology is costing districts more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it’s costing them their people and negatively impacting student success. Read More

  • The State of Digital Note-Taking in K-20

    When K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions (primarily colleges and universities) shifted to remote operations and online learning, suddenly, every user needed a device — whether computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone — for work, learning and teaching. Read More

  • How to Streamline Cloud Security and Embrace SASE

    The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model is a market disruptor. SASE is changing how organizations manage and secure their networks, users, apps, and devices. Having a foundational understanding of the most vital components of a SASE architecture enables organizations to more successfully converge network and security services in the cloud. Cisco continues to invest in Cisco Umbrella, the heart of their SASE architecture. It already combines multiple security functions in a unified cloud-native service — delivering the protection you need, anywhere users work, supported by industry-leading global cloud architecture. Read More

  • 7 Must-Have Features for SASE

    Hybrid work is going mainstream. People will return to the office, but many will continue to work remotely some of the time. That’s why so many IT teams are moving to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which enables companies to provide secure, high-performance access to any application—wherever end users are. But with multiple approaches to SASE on the market, which capabilities matter most? Read on to discover seven must-have essentials. Read More

  • All the Benefits of a Secure Web Gateway and More

    The traditional, on-premise Secure Web Gateway (SWG) was designed to block threats, enforce your policies, and deliver secure internet to workers. But between ransomware, malware and other threats — including insecure apps being used across your network — can your traditional SWG keep up? New threats demand new approaches, and the modern SWG, or secure internet gateway, is so much more than a VPN alternative. In our free ebook on SWG, you’ll learn: Read More

  • Protecting your enterprise network in every way: Top 5 use cases for Cisco Umbrella

    The workplace has evolved, introducing a new and complex set of IT security, compliance, data protection, and regulations challenges. To keep your team and organization protected, you need a way to simplify your stack, while evolving it to meet today’s needs and your unique challenges. Cisco Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) solutions into a single, easily deployed, cloud-based service. In this ebook we discuss how Umbrella provides effective threat protection across a variety of use cases. Read More

  • Secure Shadow IT

    An astonishing 98% of cloud services are adopted without any IT oversight. And when your employees act as their own tech professionals to use their favorite chat, cloud storage, and other insecure apps, that’s more than just conducting shadow IT, it’s directly putting your network at risk. Your challenge? Protecting your network against ransomware, malware, and other attacks. 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

  • Key Components of a Successful Digital Signage Program in K-12 Institutions

    Download this quick reference guide to learn how you can create and maintain a successful digital signage program at your K-12 school or district. Read More

  • Gamechanger: The Real Digital Gap

    Schools and districts are busy laying out plans for spending millions in federal relief funds. And while it's apparent much of those funds are being invested in technology initiatives, it's less clear how much is being spent on securing that same technology—which could spell trouble for K-12. Download this informative Gamechanger now to learn more. Read More

  • New Frontiers in Data

    With the right tool, the analysis, reporting and dashboarding of school data are no longer just the purview of district specialists. Now, timely information leading to better decision-making can be made available to anybody on the staff with the security to see the data, in leadership or on staff with questions to ask. Read More

  • K-12 Digital Learning Predictions

    The past few decades have brought significant changes in K-12 education. Many schools have empowered students by giving them a mobile device for learning. Education is becoming more personalized and engaging, with students taking a more active role in their learning. Student-driven inquiry, creation and collaboration are replacing teacher-centered instruction — and anytime, anywhere learning is becoming a reality. Read More

  • Building a Future-Ready K-12 Network

    Technology is transforming K–12 education by enabling richer, more personalized and more student-centered learning environments. Aided by technology, students are collaborating with their peers and with subject-matter experts around the world, creating and sharing original ideas. In this new era of learning, a powerful and scalable network is essential for delivering on technology’s promise. This e-book will help you understand how to be prepared to meet evolving network requirements. Read More

  • Powering K-12 Digital Transformations

    Digital transformation is the integration of technology throughout all areas of education to fundamentally alter teaching, learning and school operations. It’s not tinkering around the edges. It’s making wholesale changes to the entire organization to drive systemic change. And it’s not just improving on old processes. It’s reimagining these to deliver more value to students and other stakeholders in ways we couldn’t envision just a generation ago. Read More

  • Project Tomorrow: Taking learning online – leveraging online resources to support students’ learning and teacher effectiveness

    In this report, we analyze how teachers are using digital content and resources in the classroom today and the views of technology leaders for how to effectively support that usage. These insights will be contextualized around the concept of bandwidth stability and usage in the classroom specifically to drive academic outcomes. Included in this report are the perspectives of teachers and their students about the workplace and academic outcomes associated with effective technology use in the classroom. Read More

  • Essential Guide to K-12 Content Filtering

    Although CIPA compliance may be the main reason K–12 school districts need web filtering, it shouldn’t be the only reason. Filtering in today’s schools is more than blocking harmful or obscene websites — it’s about keeping students safe and focused on learning. Read More

  • Enhance K-12 Education with Innovative Digital Displays

    Having made great strides with one-to-one, technology enhanced learning, K-12 schools look to new, collaborative solutions to broaden the learning experience and prepare students for their future. In this packet, you’ll read about: Read More

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  • Project Tomorrow: Taking learning online – leveraging online resources to support students’ learning and teacher effectiveness

    In this report, we analyze how teachers are using digital content and resources in the classroom today and the views of technology leaders for how to effectively support that usage. These insights will be contextualized around the concept of bandwidth stability and usage in the classroom specifically to drive academic outcomes. Included in this report are the perspectives of teachers and their students about the workplace and academic outcomes associated with effective technology use in the classroom. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    SonicWALL Solutions for K-12 Education. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Technology Cultivates K-12 Success

    Outdated back-office technology is costing districts more than just time, dollars, and lost grant monies — it’s costing them their people and negatively impacting student success. Read More

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • All the Benefits of a Secure Web Gateway and More

    The traditional, on-premise Secure Web Gateway (SWG) was designed to block threats, enforce your policies, and deliver secure internet to workers. But between ransomware, malware and other threats — including insecure apps being used across your network — can your traditional SWG keep up? New threats demand new approaches, and the modern SWG, or secure internet gateway, is so much more than a VPN alternative. In our free ebook on SWG, you’ll learn: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Protecting your enterprise network in every way: Top 5 use cases for Cisco Umbrella

    The workplace has evolved, introducing a new and complex set of IT security, compliance, data protection, and regulations challenges. To keep your team and organization protected, you need a way to simplify your stack, while evolving it to meet today’s needs and your unique challenges. Cisco Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, and cloud access security broker (CASB) solutions into a single, easily deployed, cloud-based service. In this ebook we discuss how Umbrella provides effective threat protection across a variety of use cases. 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

  • New Frontiers in Data

    With the right tool, the analysis, reporting and dashboarding of school data are no longer just the purview of district specialists. Now, timely information leading to better decision-making can be made available to anybody on the staff with the security to see the data, in leadership or on staff with questions to ask. 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

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