SAN JOSE, CA and COTONOU, BENIN--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Wyse, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced its participation in the eLearning Africa conference and exhibition. As the event's platinum sponsor for the second year running, Wyse will discuss how advanced cloud client computing can help African educators meet their goals for widening access to technology-enhanced education, development and training. eLearning Africa runs from 23rd - 25th May 2012 in Cotonou, Benin, under the patronage of the Government of Benin.
Working across the continent with its local technology partners, Wyse has developed and deployed a range of solutions that are ideally suited to widening access to IT-enhanced education and training in Africa. The technologies involved are tailored to the continent's requirements for classroom ICT that is exceptionally reliable, affordable and energy efficient while not compromising on access to the latest applications and data for teaching and learning.
Delegates to eLearning Africa will have the opportunity to see the latest in digital classroom solutions co-developed by Wyse and Microsoft. This includes an entry level shared computing solution for school IT labs that combines Wyse E01 and Wyse E02 zero clients with Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011; and the Wyse WSM cloud software solution, which offers a centrally-managed, scalable one-to-one computing environment for students that scales across classrooms, labs and schools. Both solutions address the requirement for classroom IT that is secure and easy to set up and run, while delivering a great desktop experience for the students.
Mark Jordan, vice president and general manager, EMEA Sales, Wyse Technology, will be delivering a keynote in the opening plenary session on 23rd May 2012. He will address how cloud solutions can play a pivotal role in helping IT enhanced education transform the prospects of African students. Tarkan will be speaking alongside S.E. Max Ahouêkê, Ministère de la Communication et des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (MCTIC), Benin; Prof Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University, UK and Visiting Professor, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA.
The event will be ideal opportunity to be updated on how African customers are advancing their e-learning strategies with Wyse cloud client computing solutions. For example, in South Africa more than 1.5 million students already have ICT access thanks to classroom labs that utilize Wyse cloud computing technology. In Nigeria, a new network of examination centers relies on a Wyse cloud client computing infrastructure to enable examinations to be delivered, taken and scored entirely electronically, saving time and money while also improving reliability and service with accurate results delivered in hours rather than months.
Education is Wyse's second largest market, with ten of the world's top fifteen universities using Wyse solutions to reduce costs and improve learning. They and other educational institutions benefit from Wyse's position as the only cloud vendor to offer desktop virtualization solutions for every budget and scale of implementation, ranging from ten to upwards of ten thousand units.
About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid, and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.
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