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Streaming Thin Computing Used for the First Time in Australia

  • 13 February, 2007 11:36

<p>South Australian School Installs Wyse Streaming Manager for Full Server Based Computing</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 12, 2007 - When the IT manager of Tenison Woods College was faced with the task of purchasing PCs to replace those coming off their contracted three year term, he decided there just had to be a better way, and so started looking at alternatives. The College found that Wyse Thin Client computing was the perfect solution to centralise management whilst saving time and money.</p>
<p>Tenison Woods College is a co-educational Reception to year 12 Catholic Education school for just over 1250 students and managed by just over 120 staff, situated on the western outskirts of the large regional city of Mount Gambier in South Australia.</p>
<p>“Like a lot of large regional schools we have limited IT support resources, and a revolving update procedure,” said Tenison College IT manager Mr Olu Deyaolu. “We currently use just over 300 PCs and a number of laptops, all of which were purchased in different batches over time, therefore we always have a mixture of generations of PC which makes software versioning, updates and support a real nightmare.”</p>
<p>Using his wide experience from the corporate sector both in Australia and in the UK, Mr Deyaolu decided to investigate if Thin Client technology would be a suitable solution for the College.</p>
<p>The College examined a new form of computing, known as Wyse Streaming Manager (WSM). This is a software program that is used with a very small Wyse Thin Client device, the difference to normal Thin Client using Citrix or Terminal service is that any number of operating systems, applications and their relative files are delivered or streamed to a “stateless” thin computer and used as required, all however still reside on the server where they are easy to backup, maintain, manage and update. The server only streams to the user what is necessary for that session.</p>
<p>“Although still in its early stages, we decided to try this streaming idea out as all indications showed it could deliver the PC functionality we needed. We worked very closely with Wyse in Australia for over six months testing every application we had installed in the school for potential issues and can now honestly say it does everything we hoped for. We have since proceeded to install and operate our first 169 thin clients across the campus using Wyse Streaming Manager,” said Mr Deyaolu.</p>
<p>Due to the success of Wyse Streaming manager at Tenison College, the IT manager is now looking at using it as a solution across many smaller regional schools that just cannot afford onsite technical support. Their experience with the Wyse solution suggests that they could manage five smaller schools with one technical person, a huge cost saving.
Tenison Woods College expects to replace all its 300 PCs with Wyse thin computers using the Streaming Manager technology by the end of 2007 and increase usage to approximately 450 units.</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>

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