Ursuline High School Deploys Wyse WSM and Zero Client Solutions

Ursuline High School, a Business and Enterprise specialist school in Wimbledon, London, have announced their deployment of Wyse WSM and zero client solutions. The voluntary-aided 11-18 Roman Catholic secondary school for girls has installed Wyse zero clients and Wyse WSM streaming software in order to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Ursuline has been considering this move for some time but was faced with the issue of achieving 100% software compatibility, something that other thin client solutions had not been able to address. The Wyse solution has solved this issue for the school and enabled the project to go ahead.

The new IT infrastructure is delivering improved reliability and significantly reducing pressure on technical resources. Less time will be spent on managing computer images, software installations and large changes to computer configurations such as deploying new operating systems. Classroom teaching is benefitting from a marked reduction in noise as the Wyse zero clients contain no moving parts such as fans and hard drives. This has been particularly beneficial in the schools Special Education Needs department where a calming environment is especially beneficial to the students' concentration and progress.

Ursuline will also benefit from a significant reduction in power usage and heat output compared to the previous PC based system that was in place. This not only reduces power bills but also reduces the need for air conditioning units in classrooms where the zero clients are in use.

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