|[October 16, 2013]
Colleges and Universities Choose Dell to Personalize Learning and Power Academic, Administrative and Research Innovation
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell today announced that colleges and
universities are partnering with Dell (News - Alert) to create a digital-learning
environment to support their students and faculty with the tools and
access they need to prepare for the challenges of the 21st-century
workforce. From the data center to the device, Dell works with schools
to provide simple, affordable and manageable solutions to address their
IT needs and personalize learning for students. The company will
showcase its comprehensive set of higher-education solutions at Educause
2013 in booth 1301, including the recently unveiled family of Dell
Developing entrepreneurial skills and providing tools and resources also
happens through the Dell Education
Challenge, a program in its second year and part of the Dell Social
Innovation Challenge to inspire college and university students across
the globe to develop projects to innovate primary education worldwide.
This year's semi-finalists
will compete for $30,000 in seed funding from Dell and gain mentorship
to put their ideas into action. Through the Dell Education Challenge and
personalized learning solutions, Dell helps prepare students for their
"At Dell, we know that the IT needs of a college or university are
incredibly diverse depending on their academic goals, student body and
campus infrastructure," said Jon Phillips, director of worldwide
Education at Dell. "But what is consistent across all of higher
education is the imperative to graduate students ready for the
workforce. Dell is committed to delivering schools the solutions they
need to personalize learning and prepare students for successful
The demands on IT are growing more complex as colleges and universities
provide students with access to learning anytime, anywhere and on any
device. A partner to a growing number of higher education institutions
across the country, Dell designs solutions to address specific
challenges for higher education based on its years of expertise.
Bringing innovation to the classroom, Dell offers instructional
technology to deliver online content and engage students in learning
performance computing (HPC) solutions to accelerate research
initiatives. Dell also empowers colleges and universities with its education
data management solution that applies data-driven analytics to track
student progress and improve student retention and help turn data in
To support these latest innovations in higher education, Dell's provides
schools with end-to-end capabilities to build a reliable, secure and
affordable IT infrastructure from the data center to the device. 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. In addition, Dell's software solutions
address key areas of campus IT: 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
Dell is working with the following higher education institutions to
support their learning goals and educate their students for the future:
of Art University chose Dell Precision workstations to
give their students a professional working environment.
"Academy of Art University teaches aspiring students the skills they
need to become professional artists and designers, across many
disciplines including Architecture, Animation, Industrial Design and
Fashion," said Dr. Elisa (News - Alert) Stephens, president of the Academy of Art
University. "These fields require students to work in demanding,
performance-critical applications and we rely on Dell Precision to meet
their high-performance computing needs. Dell Precision workstations are
packed with the power and graphics capabilities necessary for our
students to produce their best work. We find that the most dynamic
learning environment is one where the classroom matches the caliber of
the professional marketplace."
Washington University partnered with Dell to design and
deploy a centralized high-performance computing cluster.
"The Colonial One cluster, based on Dell HPC technology, will
tremendously boost the amount of computational power we can dedicate to
our projects," says Andrei Alexandru, assistant professor, Physics, The
George Washington University. "We can now carry out simulations that are
more realistic and closer to physics, which is something we couldn't do
before because we didn't have the computational power to do it."
University transforms HR processes with Dell Software's Toad
Business Intelligence Suite to deliver fast and accurate HRMS,
employment, benefits, and payroll services.
"We have multiple data sources, and we're finally able to tie all of
them together with this solution," said Brad Smith, director of Payroll
Services and Human Resource Information Systems. "We wanted something
easy to administer to deliver data and data analysis tools to users'
desktops. That is what we got with the Toad Business Intelligence Suite."
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.
"The automation Pepperdine has achieved with our Dell KACE (News - Alert) device
management solution has helped us close a critical gap in information
security as well as well as enhance the quality and responsiveness of
technical support for our colleagues at the University," said Kim Cary,
chief information security officer for Pepperdine University. "As a
result, we have been able to shift time and resources away from
technical operations to focus more on teaching and learning support."
Illinois University selected the Dell Latitude 10 for its
one-to-one tablet program, the Mobile Dawg Initiative.
"The Dell Latitude tablet enables students to go way beyond reading
course material," said David Crain, assistant provost and chief
information officer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.�"With
Windows 8, students are able to easily conduct online research and
connect to our campus apps, as well as write reports and use the same
software that they do in our computer labs."
University of Massachusetts Lowell deployed Dell Cloud Client
Computing solutions for learning anytime, anywhere.
"Our goal is to enhance the learning experience and give 24/7 access to
the digital resources students need to excel," said Steve Athanas,
Director of Systems Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. "By
partnering with Dell to deploy virtual labs, we not only give our
students a flexible and state-of-the-art learning and testing
environment, we also save power and IT resources to improve overall
service delivery on campus."
Colleges and Universities personalize learning and innovate research
with @DellEdu higher-ed solutions #EDU13 #DoMoreEdu
More information, including images, infographics, full research reports
and blogs that further explore the research findings and Latitude 10 for
Education found here.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to helping students develop the
knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly
digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of
technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with
students, educators, administrators, parents and community members
around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give
them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about
Dell in Education at www.dell.com.
Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @DellEDU.
Join us at�Dell World 2013,�Dell's
premier customer event exploring how technology solutions and services
are driving business innovation. Learn more at�www.dellworld.com�and
Dell, KACE, Latitude, Precision, Toad and Wyse are trademarks of Dell
Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and
names of others.
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]