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  • Infographic: Common Core, PARCC Testing, SBAC - Do these terms ring a bell? Are you Ready?
    Source: Xirrus
    Research/Infographic: Sometimes navigating all the state and local EdTech initiatives and funding options feels like having to choose a pizza with hundreds of topping options. It can be overwhelming! But keep the pizza analogy going, and it can actually really simplify the EdTech landscape. We break down EdTech into 4 different pizzas, and explain the various components of each:
    * Testing initiatives like PARCC, Common Core and SBAC
    * Funding sources like E-rate/E-rate 2.0, categorical grants, ConnectED and bonds
    * Elements of 1:1 support like smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers on wheels (COWs)
    * Purchasing vehicles like state contracts, PEPPM, NCPA and leasing
  • How to avoid another #wifail?
    Source: Xirrus
    Research/Infographic: You know the feeling. Everyone's experienced it. When's the last time you had something you really needed to get done, but the Wi-Fi was so unusable it made it impossible? Chances are, probably not that long ago considering how much we all rely on Wi-Fi. So what, exactly, did you experience? We've coined a new term for it: a #WiFail. A #WiFail is exactly what it sounds like-it's what happens when a user can't perform a mission-critical task due to network congestion.In the inforgraphic, we take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches. For organizations that are BYOD already, or looking to move to BYOD, understanding how to ensure business applications perform to QoS over Wi-Fi is critical.
  • 5 Steps to a Killer Wi-Fi Network Infographic
    Source: Xirrus
    Research/Infographic: Wi-Fi Optimization is the practice of readying your network for BYOD-like environments so that IT can deliver users a predictable experience, regardless of how heavy the network load is. There are 5 components, and we've even created a handy infographic to help illustrate how you can optimize your Wi-Fi network:
    1. User Optimization: deploy secure access for guest and approved personal devices.
    2. Application Optimization: ensure predictable application performance at all times.
    3. Device Optimization: classify and manage devices by type to address their unique characteristics.
    4. Spectrum Optimization: maximize the usage of limited RF spectrum.
    5. Capacity Optimization: increase capacity as demand grows.
  • 802.11ac Technology Brief
    Source: Xirrus
    White Paper: 802.11ac is a new very high throughput Wi-Fi standard (final approval in 2014). It delivers data rates in excess of 1Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps. 802.11ac maintains backward compatibility with existing 802.11 equipment to simplify network migration to the new technology.
  • Optimizing Your Wireless Network
    Source: Xirrus
    White Paper: Driven by the rapid evolution of mobile devices, the move to cloud-based applications and data, and the continued development of new wireless technologies, Wi-Fi has become the network of choice for connectivity. Most new devices no longer have wired connectivity-for them Wi-Fi is the only option. IT managers now count Wi-Fi as an essential business facility.
  • 802.11ac Infographic
    Source: Xirrus
    Research/Infographic: 802.11ac is a new very high throughput Wi-Fi standard (final approval in 2014). It delivers data rates in excess of 1Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps. 802.11ac maintains backward compatibility with existing 802.11 equipment to simplify network migration to the new technology.
  • Implementing Wireless Infrastructure for Common Core Testing in Schools
    Source: Xirrus
    White Paper: Until recently, every state had its own set of academic standards, contributing to a disparity in the way students learn from state to state and in national testing expectations. In 2010, states began to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of rigorous, common standards for K-12 education that provide clarity and consistency around student learning expectations across the country. IT infrastructure within the schools have a significant impact on how these Common Core standards are taught and how the assessments are conducted.
    This white paper aims to alleviate IT implementation-related concerns and answer mission-critical questions including how and when to meet these new mandates effectively.
  • Top 6 BoxWorks Breakout Sessions for Mobile Businesses
    Source: Box
    White Paper: Just like Cisco, Autotrader.com, Webcor, Netflix and eBay, you're constantly challenged by the need to provide more secure mobile collaboration tools to your employees.

    At BoxWorks, you'll have the opportunity to hear these leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges mobile brings to their businesses. In keynotes, breakouts, and hands-on sessions, you'll learn from innovative IT professionals in construction, engineering, healthcare and finance. You'll learn from mobile-first CIOs like Vince Sarubbi of Webcor, Paul Chapman of GapTech, and Bob Hughes of McLarens.

    To help you plan, here are the top 6 mobile sessions at BoxWorks this year.
  • The ABCs of 802.11ac
    Source: Xirrus
    Research/Infographic: Get ready for 802.11ac with this primer: The ABCs of 802.11ac. Don't know what MU- MIMO is? Wondering how many waves the 11ac rollout will take? We've got you covered with everything you need to know about 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 11ac network design.
  • Box for Mobile Datasheet
    Source: Box
    Data Sheet: Box can boost productivity across your organization and in a variety of industries. View this datasheet to learn more about:
    - The best content experience on mobile: The Box mobile apps bring your content front and center.
    - Mobile productivity: Work shouldn't slow down because you aren't at your desk.
    - Security and control: Productivity doesn't have to come at the expense of security.
  • 3 Ways to Restore Salesforce Data
    Source: Spanning
    White Paper: Data loss in Salesforce can be disastrous for your organization. Understand the three options for restoring lost data so you're ready when the worst happens.

    In this paper learn:
    -3 methods for restoring lost Salesforce data
    -Challenges and benefits of each method
    -Best practices for backup and restore
  • Empowering Your Mobile Workers: 4 Criteria for Secure Collaboration
    Source: Box
    White Paper: Download this whitepaper to learn how to build a mature mobile strategy and the top 4 criteria for secure collaboration.

    Today's most productive employees are not tied to a desk, an office, or a location. These top producers are experts at finding new tools, new apps and new ways to integrate mobile devices into their daily workflow. Your challenge is to build an IT strategy and architecture that can support this new way of working with easy, reliable, 24/7 access to information, from anywhere in the world.
  • Don't Gamble with Your Company's Future: Top 5 Reasons Your Need Backup for Salesforce
    Source: Spanning
    eBook: How safe is the information you store in Salesforce? Learn 5 challenges businesses face and how to overcome them.

    In this eBook learn:
    -Top 5 threats to your Salesforce data
    -How to proactively prevent and recover from these threats
    -How to remain compliant in the cloud
  • 5 Essential Restore Capabilities for Google Apps Data
    Source: Spanning
    White Paper: If you lose data in Google Apps, how quickly can you get it back? Many admins are surprised to find it's harder than they think.

    In this whitepaper learn:
    -Difference between restore and recovery
    -Benefits of rapid, easy-to-use data restoration in Google Apps
    -What to look for in a backup solution
  • The Google Apps Admin Guide to Peace of Mind
    Source: Spanning
    eBook: You enjoy the benefits of Google Apps but have you taken the proper steps to protect your Google Apps files from data loss?

    In this eBook learn:
    -Ways Google Apps data can get permanently deleted
    -What Google offers for protection and gaps you need to fill
    -How to prevent and recover from data loss

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