SOURCE: Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology

July 12, 2011 08:00 ET

Wyse Announces Partnership With Microsoft on 'Shape the Future' Initiative at Worldwide Partner Conference

Public and Private Partnerships Help Promote Digital Infrastructure Worldwide to Benefit Education

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced that is has partnered with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) in support of Microsoft's Shape the Future initiative. Shape the Future is a unique project that helps governments to imagine and attain universal technology access for all their citizens. Shape the Future helps governments build the Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) that create meaningful and effective solutions to their educational, economic, and social challenges by making technology access a right for all, not a privilege for some.

Wyse made this announcement in connection with its participation at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft's annual event taking place July 10-14 in Los Angeles. Wyse will be prominently represented at WPC in Booth 835 at Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall. More information on the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is available at http://digitalwpc.com

Shape the Future helps promote technology access as a critical enabler to improve education. Worldwide, countries understand that improving access to quality education is a critical part of improving their economies and societies. Technology access for students, teachers, and parents is a critical enabler that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to get a top quality education.

For all citizens, access to this 'digital society' delivers tangible economic, employment, and social opportunities. For governments, increasing digital inclusion accelerates the growth of a high-employment economy by accelerating global competitiveness.

Wyse Technology will actively engage with Shape the Future and governments around the world in developing partnerships and delivering solutions based on cloud client computing that provide access to quality education through technology. Examples of these solutions include advanced endpoint solutions such as the Wyse E01 zero client and Wyse T50 thin client, both of which are optimized for integration with Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Additionally, Wyse WSM and Wyse cloud PCs are also 100% compatible with all PC applications and peripherals and deliver teachers and students the rich and engaging educational multimedia experience of Microsoft Windows 7.

"As the worldwide leader in enterprise devices (terminal clients+thin clients combined) recently confirmed by IDC1, Wyse has an unrelenting commitment to delivering low-cost, reliable, cloud client computing solutions to organizations and governments worldwide to improve education and Internet access for citizens, so the Shape the Future initiative is clearly aligned with our company values," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Wyse. "We believe we are ideally positioned to deliver real solutions to the challenges governments and educators face in delivering quality education with ever-decreasing budgets."

"Microsoft's unique relationship with Wyse makes it a perfect partner and an ideal technological complement to our worldwide efforts around Shape the Future, especially in shared computing scenarios where low cost, energy efficiency and manageability are key requirements," according to Joice Fernandes, Senior Director, Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. "The successful deployments we are already seeing with Wyse endpoints in conjunction with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 are a strong indication of today's progress and tomorrow's promise."

Microsoft and Wyse already have joint deployments worldwide, including significant education-related initiatives in Africa and Eastern Europe. For more information on Wyse education deployments, please visit http://www.wyse.com/education/

More information on Shape the Future is available on the Web at http://www.microsoft.com/shapethefuture and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shapethefutureproject

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.

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1Source: IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Client Devices Tracker, Q1 2011 Results, May 2011. Taxonomy note: Enterprise Client Devices = Thin Clients + Terminal Clients.

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