developer of industry-leading PCoIP®
technology for virtual workspaces today announced that Malaysia's
Ministry of Education was among a select list of honorees at the VMware
Innovation Awards during VMworld® 2014.
2014 VMware Innovation Award - Malaysia Ministry of Education (Photo: Business Wire)
Malaysia's Ministry of Education was recognized for "Transforming IT
by Defying Convention" with its deployment of 25,000 virtual
desktops at 1,250 schools across the country with VMware
and Teradici PCoIP Zero
Client devices as part of a national effort to modernize education
and bridge the urban-rural digital divide. The investment in virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology has given school children access
to high-quality computing and digital education resources - regardless
of location, connectivity or end-user device - in some cases for the
very first time.
"The 2014 VMware Innovation Awards recognize organizations that have
implemented new technologies to increase collaboration and drive
innovation during the past year," said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO
of Teradici. "We're delighted to congratulate Malaysia's Ministry of
Education in recognition of their inventive use of virtual desktop
technology to make a lasting impact on the lives of school children in
Malaysia - and to transform the educational experience for students,
teachers and administrators alike."
Applicant submissions were evaluated according to strict criteria1
by a panel of experts from Computerworld and VMware, which selected five
winning organizations - California Natural Resources Agency, Indiana
University, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, TIAA-CREF IT Production
Services and U.S. Navy Medicine/SpaWar.
About the Malaysia Ministry of Education Virtual Desktop Deployment
The Minisry has established an ambitious vision for preschool through
university education in the Malaysia
Education Blueprint, 2013-2025. Expected to impact approximately six
million students at 10,000 schools, its goal is to improve educational
outcomes for Malaysian students, advance the country's overall
competitiveness in the global labor market, and bring educational parity
to urban-rural schools.
Together with Bitara
Induk, a leading systems integrator, Teradici and VMware
collaborated to assist the Malaysian Government in fulfilling its
vision. As of March 2014, students, teachers and administrators gained
access to desktops, applications and data using virtual desktop
infrastructure. With minimal onsite IT setup or modification to the
classroom environment, high-performance computing and educational
resources are delivered to students and teachers across devices - even
in rural and inland areas with limited access to connectivity and
Educational resources are now shared among these schools, and IT
administrators have been empowered to manage, secure, and broker
services to students and staff in accordance with Ministry policies. See
Ministry of Education Media Kit for full deployment details.
About Bitara Induk
Bitara Induk Sdn Bhd (BITARA, BISB) is a Bumiputra-owned company that
specializes in ICT and telecommunications infrastructure solutions and
services, including large-scale project management and maintenance. For
more information, see www.bitara.com.
Teradici PCoIP technology is the fabric of the virtual workspace. It
powers the spectrum of local, remote, mobile and collaborative work
styles, fundamentally simplifying how computing is provisioned, managed
and used. Simple, green, and cost-effective, the Teradici PCoIP virtual
workspace architecture delivers a secure, high-definition, highly
responsive computing experience. For more information, visit www.teradici.com.
Teradici and PCoIP are trademarks of Teradici Corporation and are
registered in the United States and/or other countries. Any other
trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the
intellectual property of their respective owners.
1 More information on awards criteria is available at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/vmwareawards2014/107114/
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