A Leading Education Institution Selects Ericom and Reaps the Benefits of Both Desktop Virtualization (VDI) and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Byram Township School district deploys Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect to achieve IT savings, reduce IT overhead, and provide a better user experience
Closter, NJ, (October 12, 2010) - Ericom Software, a global leader in Virtualization and Application Access solutions, today announced that the Byram Township School district has implemented Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect to provide campus-wide, local and remote desktop and application access.
Byram sought a desktop and application access solution that would provide students, staff and administration with local and remote access to office, eLearning applications, and student information systems residing on Windows Terminal Servers and Virtual Desktops (VDI), from their thin clients and other end user devices. They also wanted to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and protect their investment in existing IT infrastructure. When the school district found the cost of upgrading their existing Citrix solution to be prohibitive, they decided instead to replace it with Ericom’s comparable, yet much more cost-effective solution.
After evaluating various options, Michael Marron, Byram’s Technology Coordinator and Scott Brousseau, Senior VP and CTO of PBG Networks, decided on a desktop virtualization initiative for the school and chose Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect. According to Marron, “PowerTerm WebConnect stood out by offering better value for the management of the school systems, ease of implementation, and simple setup with quick configuration and provisioning.“ He added, “Now we are in the process of expanding the scope of deployment to support many more users.”
Ilan Paretsky, Ericom’s VP of Marketing, commented, “Today’s economy mandates a careful re-alignment of IT environments with the realities of operational challenges. Schools and other educational institutions are no exception to this trend. With PowerTerm WebConnect, organizations can quickly leverage the cost-savings and value of centrally managed applications, data and other resources, including virtual desktops. Ericom’s solution enables speedy and cost-effective desktop deployments, while lowering IT overhead and improving the user experience.”
For more information on PowerTerm WebConnect, visit: http://www.ericom.com/wcrdp.asp
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 8 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com
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