School District Virtualizes Application Environment, Simplifies Management
Bethel Park School District (BPSD) is committed to using technology to enhance education. Computers are used in every classroom and in labs throughout the district's eight schools. Deploying and managing software applications to all these computers consumed a tremendous amount of time, however, and required technicians to spend up to five days every month installing and maintaining software applications. BPSD now uses Microsoft Application Virtualization to virtualize its application environment, reducing application provisioning time from one week to one day, enabling applications to be portable among computers and schools, and greatly improving license management. The district now has a reliable, highly manageable application environment that delivers better service to teachers, and it cuts the time that technicians spend on application-related issues by 400 percent.