Attracting and Retaining Students and Faculty: The Role of Automating IT in Education

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Motivations for choosing a particular college or university program are changing. After tuition costs (which remain a, if not the, top consideration), students are increasingly querying about digital access. That’s why becoming a truly digital campus is now top-of-mind for leaders of academic institutions. After all, digital transformation is driving limitless learning and innovation in Read more...

Taking Notes: Higher Education Trends at VMworld 2018

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On a late-August Sunday afternoon as many students headed back to their respective college campuses, Aaron Colley, Manager, Digital Workspace Services at Auburn University told a Higher Education Workshop audience, “The efficiency, mobility, and visibility VMware technology gives us is what allows me to be here today, speaking to you at VMworld in Las Vegas, Read more...

Tech for Good IS Happening in Industry

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I saw it, and I felt it. The “it” I’m referring to was a silent, yet collective “yes” in the audience that later seeped into VMworld 2018 conversations. It was the response to Pat Gelsinger’s words, seemingly an admonition from VMware’s CEO to all of us in attendance: “Tech as a force for good is Read more...

VMworld Industry Workshops Redux

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Back by popular demand, VMworld Industry Workshops featuring healthcare, financial services, government, and education digital transformation leaders will take place Sunday, August 26. Each pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear peers describe their visionary perspectives and practical approaches to tough industry challenges. Organizations and agencies looking to improve engagement, empower employees, strengthen cybersecurity, Read more...

Overcoming IT Fragmentation by Democratizing University Enterprise IT Transformation

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One of the most potent obstacles to innovation of any kind is cultural or historical inertia. In the realm of education technology, as innovation increasingly promises new approaches to education, institutions are eyeing new solutions to solve the most pressing problems in their enterprises. But is that the right approach? Institutions undergoing digital transformation may Read more...

Education Game-Changers From VMworld 2017 In Las Vegas

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At VMworld 2017, VMware showed off its Mojo (I always knew we had it).  But it also gave K-12 and higher education institutions the chance not only to learn new things, but also to hear VMware leadership discuss where the company is going, discover new products and, most importantly in my mind, the chance to collaborate with Read more...

Behind Mobile: What Makes Student-Facing Solutions Possible?

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In education technology, the front-and-center solutions always seem to be student-centric and classroom-facing. That makes sense because investing in classroom EdTech should translate to measurable improvements – better test scores, deeper understanding, improved creativity and critical thinking, and collaboration or other soft skills—all of which are critical if school systems are to positively impact the future of their Read more...

Don’t Miss Our New Industry Solution Showcase at VMworld ’17

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Although every business has an industry categorization, for years the vertical solutions team here at VMWare has worked with industry pioneers to understand the unique business and IT challenges of six key vertical markets. Now it’s time to showcase these key industries and the real-world solutions helping them achieve quantifiable business outcomes.   Visit our new pavilion—the Read more...