NComputing to Offer Windows Multiuser Computing

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 01, 2009

Microsoft and NComputing have entered into an agreement, whereby the latter will develop its next generation hardware and vSpace software products to take advantage of current and future Microsoft Windows Server operating systems for multiuser computing, such as the forthcoming Windows MultiPoint Server 2010.

Over the last few years, multiuser computing has emerged - particularly in educational institutions - as a way to reduce computer costs and increase worldwide access to technology. Multiuser computing taps into a computer’s excess capability to enable a single host computer to support multiple users simultaneously.

The NComputing and Microsoft’s collaboration is aimed at helping educational institutions take full advantage of multiuser computing on the Windows Server platform. Multiuser computing is ideal for educational institutions that are looking to do the following:

  • Provide more students with computing availability at a lower overall cost and get the most out of their existing technology investment
  • Give teachers the time and tools to provide a personalized learning experience for each student using familiar technology
  • Manage and support a highly secure IT infrastructure with little or no dedicated supporting IT resources
  • Cut electricity and carbon footprint by sharing computers.