Bromley Adult Education College (BAEC) selected NComputing desktop virtualisation as a cheaper and greener IT solution for some of its classrooms. A pilot system was implemented within a few months and the evaluation has identified quantifiable benefits.
NComputing is a desktop virtualisation that enables multiple users to share the processing power of a single computer. This has several advantages over the traditional PC model, including lower overall costs, better energy efficiency, and simplified administration.
This case study highlights BAEC’s journey starting with its attendance at a regional Green IT event hosted by JISC RSC London in spring 2009 to its rapid implementation of a pilot NComputing system in September 2009 and its subsequent positive evaluation using the SusteIT ICT footprint tool.