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Wyse Again Celebrates Clear Leadership in Thin Computing in Australia and APAC

  • 10 February, 2007 12:55

<p>Thin Computing Market in Australia Forecast to Grow at a CAGR of 17% from 2005 to 2010 Due to New Streaming and Virtualisation Deployments</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 9, 2007 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, continues to hold the leading market share for thin client sales in Australia and Asia according to a report published by IDC ("Special Study, Asia/Pacific(Including Japan) Thin Client Market 2005-2010 Analysis and Forecast”). With the thin-client category growing at over 61% in 2005 in Asia/Pacific, clearly the value proposition of improved security, lower management costs, and better ROI is resonating with IT managers who are choosing a thin-computing architecture over traditional desktop PCs.</p>
<p>Wyse remains the APAC market-share leader in 2005. Wyse leads with 73% market share in Australia, 55% in New Zealand, and 35% overall in Asia/Pacific including Japan. Given the ever-rising management costs and the need to comply with regulatory guidelines, IT organisations are being pushed to have greater control over their desktops.</p>
<p>The Wyse thin-computing solution, with its industry-leading thin clients, management and deployment software suite, allows IT managers to easily deploy thin clients and devices throughout their organisations.</p>
<p>"Thin computing continues to grow in interest and implementation because it makes economic and organisational sense. IT departments want to reduce cost and risk, while delivering an infrastructure that's always on, but never seen," said Rick Ferguson, Vice President Operations APAC for Wyse. "Our commitment is to continue to give our customers the easiest to manage, most secure desktop solution available anywhere.”</p>
<p>“Wyse grew 80% from 2004 to 2005 in Asia and captured an impressive 35% market share, over double that of the nearest competitor. Wyse is the clear leader in thin client computing in the region.”</p>
<p>“Wyse is also a leader in exploring the boundaries of thin client usage by continuously introducing new software and solutions to a host of different verticals. Building upon its newly launched streaming manager software suite will further spread the thin client gospel to new verticals.”</p>
<p>“These are great results from Wyse and demonstrate our successful penetration into the Australian and New Zealand market in particular. With new technologies from Wyse now coming on line such as streaming and virtualisation we expect to welcome a whole new raft of users who will adopt thin client over traditional PC’s with their inherent high TCO and lack of security. Server based computing, or as we prefer to call it “Thin Computing”, now with full PC functionality will further increase our penetration in the APJ region,” added Rick Ferguson.</p>
<p>“We are pleased that our proprietary operating system called Blazer or Wyse Thin OS accounted for 50% of our sales. This low cost, fast and powerful OS has found great acceptance in the government and education space.”</p>
<p>The report also showed Wyse has established strong relationships with channel partners in each country, and forecast that Thin Client computing would grow at a rate of at least 34% each year to 2010 across the region.</p>
<p>About Wyse Technology</p>
<p>Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in North Sydney, NSW.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Anna Soriano
Wyse Technology
+61 (0) 409 315 012
asoriano@wyse.com</p>
<p>Holly Fung
IDC Asia/Pacific
+852 2905 4225
hfung@idc.com</p>

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