According to the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee, funding IT was the number-one concern for IT leaders last year. Though current tough economic times have added an additional challenge to the task, clever and committed higher education leaders and their colleagues are discovering new ways to facilitate the effective utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to increase student learning and advance the mission of their institutions.
IT leaders continue to leverage creative problem ...
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. Perhaps best of all, cloud computing helps districts maximize every dollar by creating IT efficiencies, scalability, and compatibility with multiple ...
This whitepaper discusses how K-12 districts can unleash the freedom 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.
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? Maybe it's time to consider moving some or all of your district's computing to the cloud.<...
December 2011- 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.
December 2011- 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.
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 ...
December 2011- HP ProLiant servers, HP P4000 storage, and VMware software enable the City of Niles, Ohio to increase service levels and uptime while lowering administrative time and costs.
Download this whitepaper to learn how state and local governments can leverage next-generation mobility to imrpove access for workers and citizens, while protecting privacy/data easing/unifying management and lowering total cost of ownership.
December 2011- The City of Langford is realizing huge savings and efficiencies through virtualization and automation. 80 fold faster time to value on server deployment, 10 fold faster server recovery.
May 2013- With HP's Converged Infrastructure, state and local governments build a foundation that can meet the demand for new services - from drivers wanting to renew their licenses via mobile phones to police officers requiring instant views from remote video surveillance. By offering three different converged infrastructure reference solutions, HP enables you to tailor the solutions to your size and needs. Download this rich media whitepaper to learn how and to hear from up to 3 customer ...
December 2010- Organizations of all sizes have dramatically lowered the cost of their application environments with enterprise open source solutions such as the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. These enterprises and ISVs often chose JBoss Enterprise Middleware because of its broad portfolio, price point, performance and scalability, and flexibility. Not surprisingly, many customers have found professional support services can magnify the benefits of the open source technology system. Expert support services can provide faster problem resolution, innovative consultation, ...
How NYS Tax got smarter.
It's one thing to analyze questionable tax refunds after they've been sent out, when the only option left is to pursue them - often to no avail. It's another to detect questionable refunds before they are sent out, preventing the waste of resources and the loss of critical tax revenue. By integrating predictive analytics directly into its processing stream, NYS Tax is preemptively identifying questionable tax returns and ...
This paper discusses strategies for retiring legacy applications. Retiring legacy applications can be tricky. Some are reusable. Some need to be retired. How do you tell which is which? Do you retire all the data or just the data required for business needs and regulatory compliance? How do you preserve the business context of the data? How do you secure it? How do you access key information after the application has been retired?
May 2011- This whitepaper by the Ogren Group examines issues related to endpoint security compliance management. A new generation of network-based compliance management tools is available which can help enterprises obtain real-time compliance information, automate the remediation of security deficiencies, improve security, and save money. Ogren Group evaluates the capabilities of ForeScout CounterACT to meet enterprise needs. This whitepaper includes two case studies of organizations using ForeScout CounterACT and describes the results that these organizations have obtained.
May 2011- This whitepaper by Spire Security explains the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of 802.1x as it relates to network access control (NAC). In practice, 802.1x has proven to be costly and cumbersome to roll-out, particularly for large organizations. Furthermore, 802.1x does not include or address many important features of a full-blown NAC system. This whitepaper includes a case study of a large U.S. defense agency that tried rolling out 802.1x and then, after discovering significant ...
High-performing, secure, and scalable, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio delivers virtualization functionality with the management tools organizations need — at a fraction of the cost of competing virtualization solutions.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization builds on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux® platform trusted by millions of organizations around the world for mission-critical workloads. This latest generation of virtualization technology — including the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM)–delivers a secure, robust virtualization platform with unmatched performance ...
This paper describes the performance and scaling of industry-standard Java applications running in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 guests under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 using the KVM hypervisor. The host system was deployed on a Dell PowerEdge R710 G6 server equipped with 72 GB of RAM and comprising dual sockets each with a 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon X5550 (Nehalem) processor with support for hyper-threading technology, totaling 8 cores and 16 threads.
the paper illustrates the low virtualization overhead of ...
Virtualization has begun to transform the way that enterprises are deploying and managing their infrastructure, providing the foundation for a truly agile enterprise, so that IT can deliver an infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, and most importantly economical by efficiently utilizing resources.
The x86 architecture has proven to be the dominate platform in enterprise computing, moving from its humble beginnings in desktop systems to now, powering the large enterprise applications that run businesses ...
Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations — server consolidation, hardware abstraction, and internal clouds deliver a high degree of operational efficiency. However, today, server virtualization is not used pervasively in the production enterprise datacenter. Some of the barriers preventing wide-spread adoption of existing proprietary virtualization solutions are performance, scalability, security, cost, and ecosystem challenges.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is an end -to-end virtualization solution that is designed to overcome ...
June 2010- This technology brief highlights how implementing M+Archive as an integral part of an e-mail platform migration ensures a faster, easier, and more cost-effective solution and eliminates the need to deploy a third-party, single-use migration tool to migrate mail systems. Designed to work in multiple e-mail environments, M+Archive is an interoperable e-mail archiving and migration solution that helps organizations migrate and archive data and assists with user provisioning. M+Archive also adds value to ...
October 2010- Beyond the need to shield sensitive data desk-to-desk, many state and local government workers require on-demand access to information while working in the public view. See how you can prevent a gap in visual privacy security from hitting home.
This IDC Government Insights White Paper discusses government's new efforts to achieve its goals regarding service delivery to citizens, businesses, and other government agencies.
Today, more than ever, citizens are looking for their government leaders to keep them informed and support their needs. And citizens increasingly expect to interact with government on their terms, 24 x 7, and not only receive information but also conduct their government business through self-service when possible.
March 2010- From misplaced notebook computers and software licenses, from pre-paid gas cards to heavy equipment, businesses heavily invest in assets critical to their success. Yet locating these vital items can be time-consuming, onerous and, ultimately, expensive. Discover how today's affordable and effective asset-tracking technologies eliminate these unproductive, costly quests for business resources, empowering staff to spend their time serving customers and increasing sales. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn: · The time and money many companies waste ...
July 2010- In the first ten months after a new Massachusetts identity theft law took effect in late-2007, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation reported that over 625,000 residents of the Commonwealth had been directly impacted by a data breach of their personally identifiable information (PII). Of these, about 60% were the result of criminal / unauthorized acts and the remainder due to employee error or “sloppy internal handling” of PII. To help mitigate the negative impacts of ...
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