MoneyComputerReplacing Pepperdine University's computer labs with low-cost PCs would have cost almost $25,000, so campus technology officials turned to virtualized computing, connecting many PCs to a single computer and saving nearly $18,000.

Pepperdine IT administrators presented their cost-saving strategies Nov. 4 at the 11th annual EDUCAUSE conference in Denver, where thousands of college decision makers came to see the latest in campus computing.

Gerard Flynn, director of technology and learning at Malibu, Calif.-based Pepperdine--a school of 8,300 students--said the university's language and athletics departments, among others, requested computer upgrades as PC speeds slowed...

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