CLIFTON, NJ, December 1, 2009—ClassLink and HP recently announced a new virtual desktop solution named HP SchoolCloud that provides students and teachers 24/7 anywhere access to all their school applications and data. Besides expanding access to users, SchoolCloud also allows IT professionals to more efficiently manage their technology resources by maintaining applications and data on servers rather than on hundreds or thousands of individual computers.
Hudson Falls Central School District in New York is already taking advantage of HP SchoolCloud. “We went from managing 1,400 computers to 10 servers,” said Greg Partch, Director of Information Technology, Hudson Falls Central School District. “We’re seeing a huge savings in help desk support, maintenance time and costs.”
HP SchoolCloud solution combines infrastructure, software and on-site, instructor-led professional development for teachers. Plus, with ClassLink software, it gives administrators access to real-time usage data that indicates how technology affects student outcomes. HP SchoolCloud is a scalable solution, one that lets you move from 200 students up to 200,000 students, all managed from a central location. SchoolCloud is available through HP at http://government.hp.com/solutions_detailtabs.asp?sid=80&agencyid=135
“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide our ClassLink solutions to more classrooms through this partnership with HP and the creation of HP SchoolCloud,” said Berj Akian, ClassLink CEO. “Educators, students, business managers and IT professionals all agree that ClassLink solutions help their schools to be both more effective and more efficient with their technology resources. I look forward to continuing collaboration with HP with the goal of enhancing educational outcomes.”
ClassLink has a proven record of delivering high quality technology solutions designed to meet the unique needs of the K-12 instructional setting. Engineered for students and teachers, ClassLink’s products are simple to use yet help raise student achievement by providing anytime anywhere learning access. In addition to a suite of software products, the company has a specialty in instructional technology professional development and 11 years of expertise in implementing virtualization solutions for schools.
Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services. ClassLink solutions provide administrators tracking and usage information to allow for informed decision making which lowers the overall cost of technology.
ClassLink LaunchPad™delivers 24/7 access to a school’s full array of instructional software resources from any computer in the school, community and from home. ClassLink Inquiry™provides administrators with comprehensive and customizable real-time software and hardware utilization reports. With an extreme commitment toward customer satisfaction, ClassLink continually partners with its customers. ClassLink ClassMate®is the only student administration and curriculum management software designed for Career and Technical Education.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.
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