PRN: NComputing Teaches New Economics of PCs in the Classroom at eLearning Africa

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NComputing Teaches New Economics of PCs in the Classroom at eLearning Africa

 
[25-May-2011]
 

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Demonstrates Classroom In A Box Solution Powered With Windows Multipoint Server 2011- BOOTH # 2B

- Explains How Ghana Ministry of Education Doubled Student Access to ICT at 75% Lower Cost

At eLearning Africa, May 25-27 2011, NComputing ( http://www.ncomputing.com/), the global leader in end-to-end desktop virtualization, will demonstrate how Classroom In A Box, powered with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, can dramatically increase PC density in the classroom while delivering on-going cost savings of 75% compared to traditional PC deployments. NComputing Classroom In a Box helps overcome many of the challenges faced by education institutions throughout developing countries including limited budget, infrastructure and energy supplies.

On Thursday May 26 at 8:30 am, Emmanuel Kinglsey Dadebo, Coordinator, ICT in Education Programs for the Ghana Ministry of Education will explain how deploying NComputing virtual desktop solutionsin computer labs and replacing 4 - 6 PCs with 44 virtual desktops resulted in ten times more PC access for students at 75% lower maintenance costs and 90% less energy consumption. Talking about the deployments, Dadebo said, "NComputing successfully addresses the concerns of the developing world struggling to receive adequate funds for the costly deployment of computers in schools."

Said Raj Dhingra, NComputing CEO, "When you combine Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 withNComputing virtualized desktop environments, schools and education institutions are now able to provide access to knowledge and learning where it previously was not possible. In the world of education, this better together advantage translates to being able to multiply computer access by 3 to 30 fold for significantly less up front and ongoing cost."

"Working together, Microsoft and NComputing are delivering shared computing solutions that help more students and teachers access the latest technology and embrace '21st Century Skills' in the classroom. In the world of education, this means schools can advance higher learning and trim budgets at the same time," said Chris Phillips, general manager in the Windows Server and Solutions Division at Microsoft Corp. "Schools can realize significant savings in hardware and energy consumption costs, as well as labor and maintenance."

NComputing has deployed 2.6 million virtual desktops in 140 countries. The company has virtualized desktop deployments in schools and universities throughout the African continent; is involved in strategic initiatives with organizations such as the UN and Computer Aid International to bring ICT solutions to rural communities throughout Africa; has supplied over 18000 schools across India with virtual desktop solutions; and has partnered with the Ministry of Education in Macedonia to provide 200,000 virtual desktops in schools throughout the country to realize the country's vision of a computer for every child.

About NComputing

NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company in the world with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries. The company's award-winning, patented technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste. To learn more about NComputing, visit http://www.ncomputing.com

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