Higher Education Technology, Solutions, and Resources
Higher education technology enables students to apply their studies and innovations to real-world careers and helps universities provide leading-edge technology solutions and resources for students, faculty, and researchers.
Higher Ed Tech Shapes Our Future
Using the right technology can be pivotal for higher ed studies, research, and next-gen innovation. That said, it can be challenging to understand what is needed for higher education technology. As a technology leader and active education supporter, Intel works closely with education device decision-makers, lab and library technology purchasers, and educators to understand the specific needs of the education market. From those insights come the technologies that enable students and educators to innovate and shape our collective future.
Selecting the Right Device for Advanced Learning
When making a large-scale device purchase for your academic institution, you want confidence that your selection will support the diverse needs of your students, faculty, and IT staff, both today and in the future. And as a student buying a computer for school, you want to be sure you get the most out of your purchase with a device that can help you do your best work, whatever you may choose to study.
With a range of form factors and configurable options available to you, ensuring whatever device you select is based on a secure, proven, and stable platform is paramount. Here are three key capabilities to look for in any device you’re considering.
Cyberattacks can target both software and firmware. Devices with integrated, hardware-enabled security features can help to reduce risks of attacks without adding IT infrastructure. For example, Intel vPro® platform-based devices with Intel® Hardware Shield provide hardware-to-software visibility and memory lockdown features to prevent malicious code injection. Additionally, Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) delivers integrated deep defense protection at the application, data, and firmware levels.
Fast, Versatile Connectivity
Given the nature of higher education, students and educators need access to their systems from various locations and networks with reliability and performance. Look for devices with embedded wireless technologies and Thunderbolt™ 4 ports that allow dependable flexibility on the go.
From multitasking to video streaming to processing large data sets or graphics files, devices used in higher education need to support a range of applications and processing power needs without interrupting productivity. To get faster performance with fewer disruptions, select a device with a processor, such as Intel® Core™ processors, that can keep up with today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs.
How Much Performance Power Do You Need?
Processor requirements for a device vary based upon the way it will be used. This graph shows you how to best align Intel® processors with student uses. To make an optimal investment and help future-proof your choice, consider both the needs of today and what will be needed in the coming years.
Discover Intel vPro®
Intel vPro® is a holistic PC platform that can help to deliver the most performance for your school. Superior performance enables seamless multitasking, productivity, and collaboration. Integrated, hardware-based, multilayer security technologies help protect your students, faculty, and staff. Modern manageability tools make PC fleet management easier for your IT teams.1
Intel vPro® Enterprise for Windows OS
Get enterprise-level performance; comprehensive, integrated hardware-based security capabilities; and robust manageability tools, including Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) for out-of-band management, all on one stable, proven platform.
Intel vPro® Enterprise for Chrome OS
Now on Chrome OS devices, get Intel-powered performance, reliability, and stability, and a full suite of built-in technologies for productivity; hardware-level security, including Intel® Total Memory Encryption (Intel® TME) for multikey and key locker protection; and easier fleet management.
Intel vPro® Essentials
This reliable, versatile option offers powerful performance, integrated hardware-based security features, and Intel® Standard Manageability tools, including Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel® EMA) for remote device access over Wi-Fi and through the cloud.
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Connect with Intel® partners and discover products and solutions for your institution’s current and future needs.
Learn How We’re Moving Higher Education Forward Together
Intel actively supports the advancement of education through global initiatives, partnerships, and large-scale investments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Much of today’s technology was born from research in universities or created by students who pursued an education in STEAM-related fields. From AI to data centers to high performance computing, universities and students in higher education help both design and innovate new technologies that can make the world a smarter and more convenient place where technology blends into our everyday lives.
Not only does Intel partner with universities to help fuel innovation in academia, but Intel also has a vast diversity of technologies that can help bring other technological research and ideas to life. Technology’s role in higher education helps shape students’ ability to apply their knowledge to real-world careers as well as researchers’ potential to create new technological innovations.