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Tackling Security and Innovation in Schools

November 21, 2019
Teradici

Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software, the leading solution for a cloud-ready future. The company, founded in 2004, is focused on its core mission of seamless delivery of workstations and applications for end-users.

Maybe you’ve heard a story like this on the news before: A bright high school student is caught after hacking into a school’s computer system to “fix” his or her grades.

Perhaps you read a similar story online, or you recalled the start of the 1983 movie, WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick (a classic movie about hacking if you haven’t seen it yet). Either way, a story like this is not new, nor is there a shortage of articles covering data breaches in school systems.

On the flipside, the positive impact technology has made on learning is quite significant. Remember searching for microfiche at the library? Or TVs being wheeled into the classroom with a VCR? Fast forward to today, where you can participate in virtual classrooms run with video conferencing and complete courses and exams from home.

So, two important considerations: (1) Education is evolving to meet student needs by being more accessible, dynamic, and efficiently administered, and (2) The security of school systems need to keep up.

You may have heard how virtualized computing presents opportunities to tackle all the above and more too. We summarize this in our new guide on how virtualization can modernize and increase efficiencies in learning environments. Scroll to the bottom of the post to download it today.

 

If virtualized computing is new to you, here are some quick points on how Teradici Cloud Access Software tackles security, cost, and innovation in education.

Security

Cloud Access Software, with integrated PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology, delivers a secure, high-fidelity computing experience. PCoIP only transfers display information in the form of pixels to a broad range of software clients, mobile clients, thin clients, and stateless PCoIP Zero Clients. No information ever leaves the cloud or data center – so by securing information inside central systems, no one can tamper with your data, courseware or exams.

Cost

Managing computer lab equipment has many challenges so IT leaders in education are looking to virtualization to improve operational efficiency and lower costs. Did you know that PCoIP solutions enable schools to repurpose old computers? With a PCoIP software client, schools and training facilities can use old computers to connect to a virtual workstation hosted in the cloud, and access the many applications needed for student learning. This saves on hardware investment while allowing schools to benefit from the scalable computing resources in the cloud.

Innovation

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular, enabling students to complete coursework on their own schedule.  With Cloud Access Software, even the most graphics-intensive STEM applications can be hosted remotely with an outstanding user experience. Imagine the broader set of courses that can be offered to students that prefer to enroll in distance education. Enabling a high-quality distance education service is just one example of how Teradici Cloud Access Software is helping drive innovation in education.  

These points just scratch the surface of what PCoIP technology and virtualized computing can offer. The education sector can benefit from many more scenarios and reap security improvements and cost-savings in different ways.

If you would like to read about it further, our guide will provide the full story including helpful real-life customer stories and deployment examples. Download it now: 

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Teradici

Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software, the leading solution for a cloud-ready future. The company, founded in 2004, is focused on its core mission of seamless delivery of workstations and applications for end-users.