‘Future of Education Computing’ Recognized via Award from National School Boards Association

Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced that Brian Seaman, Network Administrator at the Western Wayne School District in Northeast Pennsylvania has been named by the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network (TLN) annual list of "20 to Watch" emerging leaders in education technology.  These individuals are recognized by NSBA for championing technology initiatives that make a difference for students, teachers, school districts, and the greater education technology community.


According to Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology for NSBA, "This year’s ’20 to Watch’ represents educators who see the potential that technology brings to the learning environment, and who know how to translate that knowledge in a way that excites and inspires their students and colleagues."


Brian Seaman was recognized for his leadership in identifying technology solutions that both help the district save money and better serve its students.  His decision involved a move away from a PC infrastructure toward one based on Wyse virtual clients.  Using this strategy, Western Wayne now has more computers that have better security and require less maintenance.  Since the district no longer has to purchase and replace PCs on an annual basis, it saves $70,000 per year.

"I believe that what we are deploying today is the future of education computing," according to Seaman.  "For any school or university that’s wondered whether thin clients can make their IT arm a more efficient department — all while saving time, money and energy costs — the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’   We are phasing out PCs in favor of virtual clients throughout the district."


"Wyse would like to congratulate all of this year’s ’20 to Watch’ winners," said Maryam Alexandrian, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Channels at Wyse Technology.  "They are at the forefront of helping today’s student become tomorrow’s leaders.  Leading innovators need innovative technology and Wyse is proud to have played a role at Western Wayne and elsewhere with an unmatched combination of hardware expertise and our innovative virtualization software solutions."


Mr. Seaman and the other technology leaders will be recognized at NSBA’s annual Technology and Learning Conference, T+L, which will take place Oct. 28-30, in Denver.


For more information on Western Wayne’s use of Wyse Technology, download the case study at:  http://www.wyse.com/solutions/education


Wyse Technology and Education

Wyse has been providing thin client and client virtualization solutions to K-12 and higher education schools around the world since 1995.  With Wyse in place, IT administrators are replacing their high-cost, high-maintenance PCs with thin clients.  The benefits to schools include having a safer computing environment, lower TCO, greater energy efficiency, and less maintenance; all while getting more computers into the hands of more students.   At the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Wyse products were recognized by ChannelWeb Magazine as one of the "25 Hot Products For Education."  Also in 2009, Wyse received the annual Community Service Award from one of its customers, the Charter School of Morgan Hill, CA.


About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing-based virtualization software and hardware solutions.  Wyse and its strategic partners, including, Citrix, CSC, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Novell, VMware and others deliver the most innovative hardware, software, and services that optimize the benefits of cloud computing, virtualization and green IT.  These thin computing solutions allow consumers, SMEs and large public and private enterprises to access high definition voice, data and video content they need, with optimized security, manageability, and user experience at a much lower total cost of ownership than other traditional end user devices, including PCs.  Wyse has the largest global distribution network in the thin computing market through its partners and offices worldwide.  Wyse was founded in 1981, and it is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE


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