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Schools win in ASIC desktop virtualisation

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission was able to donate 2126 old desktops and 2415 old monitors to schools on the back of a desktop virtualisation project completed last year.
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Written by Suzanne Tindal on

in brief The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was able to donate 2126 old desktops and 2415 old monitors to schools on the back of a desktop virtualisation project completed last year.

The commission started to move to desktop virtualisation midway through 2009 and completed the move for its 2200 staff by the end of the year.

The old terminals ASIC had been using were end of life and their support had come to an end, according to a statement from the commission, so it distributed them to schools in South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and New South Wales. ASIC has moved to HP monitors to accompany its new virtualised desktop platform.

The virtualisation experience has reduced the amount the ASIC spends on power.

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