Cash-Strapped School District Restores Classroom Computing, Improves Access With Virtual Desktops
Belchertown, located in central Massachusetts, was first settled in 1731 and officially incorporated in 1761. Belchertown Public Schools needed to restore functional classroom technology in order to take advantage of online resources and educational software. The district has replaced decade-old PCs with virtual desktops created using VMware View, accessed using new thin clients or older PCs. This resulted in growing use among teachers and students, more-productive sessions: login cut from 12 minutes to 90 seconds and the help-desk tickets cut by more than half.