Can 1 +1 really = 3 (or more)?  Consider the opportunity presented by the thoughtful convergence of BYOD and virtual desktop technologies.

BYOD is one of the most important trends in education technology today. However, many BYOD initiatives are limited to providing personal devices with basic network connectivity via the campus Wi-Fi network. Traditional virtual desktops (VDI) are not new in education. Historically, VDI has allowed the delivery of non-persistent desktops, primarily to thin clients.

Through the Cisco Unified Workspace for Education, schools, colleges and universities can now provide next generation education workspaces that are virtual, social, mobile and collaborative. The Cisco Unified Workspace for Education integrates the Cisco BYOD and Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Smart Solutions to provide students, faculty, and staff with the flexibility of using any device to access any information, any application, and any expertise—from anywhere.

With these new capabilities, it is possible to consider new education delivery models for next generation teaching and learning. Watch to learn how the Cisco Unified Workspace for Schools can help students to keep up with class assignments, even when illness prevents them from going to school.


Learn how the Cisco Unified Workspace for Higher Education allows this university student to stay connected and productive even while traveling abroad.


Today’s students expect a social experience that allows them to collaborate and stay connected to their classmates and faculty. Cisco recently announced the introduction of the Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) which extends the communications and collaboration features of Cisco Jabber to virtual desktop users as part of the Cisco VXI Smart Solution.

By providing a next generation workspace that is virtual, social, mobile and collaborative, education leaders can realize benefits that are greater than the sum of its parts.


Gary Serda

Senior Strategic Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing