Dell empowers higher education institutions to prepare 21st-century workforce

Dell is partnering with colleges and universities to create a digital learning environment to empower the students and faculty with the tools required to face the challenges of the 21st-century workforce.

The demands on IT are growing more complex as colleges and universities provide students with access to learning anytime, anywhere and on any device. Dell  is offering comprehensive solutions to address the IT needs of higher-education institutions.

IT needs of college or university are incredibly diverse depending on their academic goals, student body and campus infrastructure, but what is consistent across all of higher education is the imperative to graduate students ready for the workforce, Dell said.

Dell offers instructional technology to deliver online content and engage students in learning and high performance computing (HPC) solutions to accelerate research initiatives. Dell data management solution applies data driven analytics to track student progress and improve student retention and help turn data in powerful insights.

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Dell has also started Dell Education Challenge, as part of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge to inspire college and university students across the globe to develop projects to innovate primary education worldwide. Through the Dell Education Challenge and personalized learning solutions, Dell helps prepare students for their future careers.

Dell’s virtual lab solution gives students access to campus lab resources and applications from anywhere through desktop virtualization technology and Dell Wyse thin and zero clients. They also address key areas of campus IT including data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workspace management, security and data protection.

To deploy and maintain campus IT infrastructure, Dell Services helps colleges and universities address common pain points such as the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with its Windows Migration Services.

Dell has partnered with several institutions including the Academy of Art University, George Washington University, Kennesaw University, Pepperdine University, Southern Illinois University and University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Academy of Art University chose Dell Precision workstations to give their students a professional working environment.

George Washington University partnered with Dell to design and deploy a centralized high-performance computing cluster.

Kennesaw University transforms HR processes with Dell Software’s Toad Business Intelligence Suite to deliver fast and accurate HRMS, employment, benefits, and payroll services.

Pepperdine University relied on Dell Software and its Dell KACE family of systems management appliances to deploy an enterprise client computing management system to automate and consolidate the management of university-owned Windows and Macintosh devices, faculty and staff computers, along with public use workstations.

Southern Illinois University selected the Dell Latitude 10 for its one-to-one tablet program, the Mobile Dawg Initiative.

University of Massachusetts Lowell deployed Dell Cloud Client Computing solutions for learning anytime, anywhere.

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