Wyse Enables Norwegian Schools to Hit Green IT Targets
Wyse Technology has completed installation of over 1,000 zero clients in Vestby municipality, Norway. The new infrastructure is now fully operational and students are regularly using the new thin computing system. In addition to the technological benefits Vestby is also benefitting from reduced power consumption after replacing the existing 650 PCs previously used in the schools.
Vestby local authority, having realised that the existing IT systems at local schools were becoming costly to maintain and impractical to keep up to date, took the decision to invest NOK5 million (£500,000) in new IT infrastructure in 2008. This investment allowed them to significantly widen access to high quality IT for learning and reduce maintenance costs, freeing up budget to invest elsewhere. The key selection criteria centred on finding a system that could deliver the same quality of access to data and applications as a PC while being low maintenance and future proof.
Teachers in Vestby have been using Wyse thin clients for their own administration and course preparation work since 2003 providing the IT team with direct experience of the robust and simple management of thin client computing. With the wider rollout in schools across the municipality Wyse provided a system that was capable of handling the data, multimedia and application accessibility required by Vestby's school children.
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