SOURCE: Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology

June 28, 2011 08:00 ET

PC Market Continues to Shrink as Cloud Computing, Mobility and Desktop Virtualization Eliminate Need for Desktop Complexity

Improved Security, Management, Energy Usage via Cloud Client Computing, Tablets, and Smart Phones Optimized With VDI Emerge to Better Serve Enterprise Computing Requirements

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Personal computers, once the hallmark of efficiency and corporate growth, have become so complex that enterprises and consumers alike are seeking alternatives. Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing and the worldwide leader in enterprise client devices, is creating the future of computing with its light, energy efficient, data on-demand model of cloud client computing.

As PC market growth continues to decline, with 2011 worldwide PC shipments now expected to grow by only 4.2%, enterprises and consumers are purchasing a whole host of connected devices that offer greater mobility and ease of use, combined with lower maintenance and complexity. As cloud computing and virtualization continue to take hold with businesses and consumers, it begs the need for a simpler endpoint device. Based on its own market growth and global momentum, Wyse believes that endpoint device is increasingly a thin, zero or cloud PC client.

"PCs haven't quite gone the way of the typewriter yet, but the writing is on the wall. Cloud computing and virtualization have removed the need for complexity at the endpoint, and thin, zero and cloud PC clients have rushed to the breach," according to Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Wyse Technology. "Today, 90% of individuals are accessing their computing infrastructure via PCs and 10% (and growing) are accessing via a widely dispersed combination of virtual desktops, cloud PCs, zero clients and more. In less than 10 years, I expect that ratio to be reversed."

Wyse focuses exclusively on developing software and hardware simplifying cloud and virtual desktop implementations for businesses, government, healthcare and education institutions. These deployments take the form of a wide variety of hardware and software offerings -- ranging from thin and zero clients to virtual desktops and cloud clients, as well as the server software that supports advanced user experiences and unique geographic requirements, such as banking or retail branch offices.

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

* Source: IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Client Devices Tracker, Q1 2011 Results, May 2011. Taxonomy note: Enterprise Client Devices = Thin Clients + Terminal Clients.

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