Increasing demands by teachers, parents and students, combined with ongoing budget constraints, are driving the IT focus and investment at schools in new directions. Educators must consider investing in the right technology to securely enable them to serve a wider population, feed the new knowledge economy and also build new funding models. The time is right for the Internet of Everything.

There is a $258 billion value at stake in connected learning over the next decade. Capturing this value and embracing today’s major technology transitions of cloud, mobility, security, big data and analytics requires a new fast IT model that is simple, smart and secure. See how we can help your organization ensure the future of education continues to grow.

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The new world of cloud-based services combines powerful computing, networking, storage, management tools, and applications to make it easier than ever to bridge the physical and virtual classrooms with secure, on-demand services.

Increasing demands by teachers, parents, and students, combined with ongoing budget constraints, are driving the IT focus and investment at schools in new directions. The cloud facilitates learning opportunities for students that are not physically on campus, improving the geographic reach of the institution by enabling virtual classrooms.

Cisco offers an integrated architecture that helps educators deliver highly secure, cloud-based services.

What Makes This Possible


Cisco Intercloud Fabric

Cisco Intercloud Fabric enables the secure hybrid cloud by connecting Cisco virtual data center environments to public cloud providers, centralizing management across private and provider clouds with a hypervisor-agnostic application deployment with a choice of provider clouds and services.

Cisco Unified Data Center (UDC)

Cisco Unified Data Center provides a common platform for physical, virtual and cloud applications and operating models. This eliminates application-specific infrastructure sprawl and management silos that often exist between server, storage, networking and operations teams. Cisco Unified Data Center provides highly programmable infrastructure as the ideal infrastructure platform for cloud-based service offerings and process automation. Through the API in UCS and Cisco ONE for networking, service providers can integrate the Unified Data Center into existing service delivery platforms and management.

Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network

The Cisco Cloud Intelligent Network enhances Cisco routing and switching solutions with cloud intelligence and integrates with Cisco Unified Data Center to create a platform for delivering cloud services to teachers, administrators, and students, and for connecting with other clouds and automating management.

Cisco Collaboration

Cisco Collaboration applications, such as Cisco WebEx web conferencing, enable customers direct access to industry leading applications securely through the Cisco WebEx Cloud on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Cisco WebEx Cloud offers simplified deployment and application delivery and is easy to roll out and scale throughout your organization.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

You want to provide applications, content, and data anytime, anywhere, on any device. You also want to simplify desktop operations, improve security, manage costs and help the business. Desktop virtualization provides a high-quality user experience while managing security and total cost of ownership. DaaS allows you to enjoy the many benefits of desktop virtualization without having to acquire, build and manage your own infrastructure.

Cisco Consulting Services for Cloud Computing

With our deep industry and technical expertise, the Cisco Consulting Services Cloud Practice is the perfect partner to help you move to an “IT as a service” model. We will help you create the strategy, plans, and partnerships needed to build an agile and profitable IT platform.

Next ScenarioMobility

Mobility delivers a unified, yet personalized, secure experience across the entire campus to students, teachers, administrators and operations. Enabling connectivity at all times is a critical need.

The value of mobility for education is its ability to create a system where students know that wherever they are, they can access someone to help them. They are never learning alone. Mobility’s move beyond content access to collaboration is the real transformative shift for education. Today, innovative learning models like flipped classrooms and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are thriving and giving more students in more locations access to quality education.

Cisco can help your institution deliver highly secure mobile experiences for users by leveraging the entire mobile ecosystem, from device management to applications.

What Makes This Possible


Cisco Unified Access Architecture

Cisco Unified Access is an intelligent network platform that promotes connected experiences and operational efficiencies. It is the business foundation to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the Internet of Everything.

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Cisco Identity Services Engine is a security policy management and control platform. It automates and simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless, and VPN connectivity. Cisco ISE is primarily used to provide secure access and guest access, support BYOD initiatives, and enforce usage policies in conjunction with Cisco TrustSec.

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution provides a comprehensive, highly secure enterprise mobility solution. It combines industry-leading Cisco web security with next-generation remote access technology to help organizations easily manage the security risks of borderless networks. With this mobile security solution, users can globally access the network with their device of choice including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Cisco TelePresence

Cisco TelePresence solutions can bring learning to life for students, allowing them to interact with people all over the world as if they were there in-person. TelePresence also transforms collaboration for faculty, facilitating immediate connections with educational resources and subject matter experts in both the private and public sector.

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)

In today's competitive environment, organizations must optimize their investments. Cisco IWAN helps them do just that. Now, IT can use investments in Cisco Application Experience (AX) Routers to scale to the growing demands of branch office users at lower costs. And they can do this without compromising performance, reliability or security.

Cisco Consulting Services for Collaboration, Video, and Mobility

Cisco Consulting Services’ Collaboration, Video, and Mobility Practice is committed to supporting customers on the journey to capturing their share of IoE value at stake by partnering with them to identify, quantify, and realize the value of using their technology investments. The practice accelerates that journey by providing differentiated end-to-end consulting services.

Next Scenariosecurity

The Internet of Everything is delivering on its potential to help students and educators access and use information in ways that had never been conceived even a decade ago. And with the greater promise of interconnectivity, security is increasingly important.

Monitoring, automated analysis and retrospective security work together, before during and after an attack, in continuous fashion to connect your students to the world while keeping them and your extended network safe from today’s threats.

Cisco’s unique security products, solutions and services provide you with the strong protection for the network by quickly detecting and responding to threats and risks.

What Makes This Possible


Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)

Cisco Cloud Web Security provides industry-leading security and control for the distributed enterprise. Users are protected everywhere, all the time when using CWS through Cisco worldwide threat intelligence, advanced threat defense capabilities, and roaming user protection.

Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed Solution

Cisco Meraki cloud-managed edge and branch networking solutions simplify enterprise-class networks. Wireless, switching, security, and devices are centrally managed from the cloud, In this way, Meraki gives network administrators visibility and control, without the cost and complexity of traditional architectures.

Cisco Security Posture Assessment Service

The Cisco Security Posture Assessment Service provides a point-in-time validation of how well security architecture and designs have been implemented and how well they are operating. It provides a detailed assessment of wired and wireless networks, security devices, servers, desktops, web applications, and the related IT infrastructure by comparing discovered vulnerabilities with industry best practices and up-to-date intelligence from the industry and Cisco.

Next ScenarioBig Data/

Big data and analytics can improve efficiency and effectiveness across the broad range of educational responsibilities.

By improving existing testing and research processes accuracy, closing the latency gap to quickly give your students and teachers the data they need to succeed, while also giving you the opportunities to ask new questions of the data streaming into your data center, big data platforms can inject new life into teaching and research disciplines.

Cisco can deliver the end-to-end solutions that meet educational objectives and lower total costs over the entire big data and analytics lifecycle.

What Makes This Possible

Big Data/Analytics

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Cisco UCS and servers unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture. This unique architecture enables end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare metal and virtual environments, and facilitates the move to cloud computing and IT as a service with fabric-based infrastructure.

Cisco UCS Director for Integrated Infrastructure Management

Cisco UCS Director delivers infrastructure automation to more rapidly deploy and manage applications, resulting in operational efficiency and business agility.

Cisco Consulting Services for Big Data and Analytics

Cisco provides strategic services, including value at stake analytics; portfolio prioritization and roadmaps; and solution design, build, implementation, and management services. Our analytics practice has deep data-science capabilities to help you unlock new business insights that are “hidden” within big data. We combine network-based data analytics with real-time streaming analytics and other data sources, both at the core and at the edge of the network, to provide repetitive and actionable business insights through a value-based consulting offering.

Cisco Data Virtualization

Cisco Data Virtualization is agile data integration software that makes it easy for you to access your data, no matter where it resides. With our integrated data platform, you can query all types of data across the network as if it were in a single place.

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Today, it’s critical to assess how platforms and trends integrate and converge. The need for IT is to become increasingly simple, smart and secure.

Do you see opportunity to increase revenue and enrollment by serving a wider population? Are you wondering how to get started? From readying your infrastructure, to controlling your cloud, to integrating social applications into the university network, we’ll help you find the answers.