Walton Business School Converts Student Labs
to Zero Clients – Lowers Costs, Energy & Noise

Since its founding at the University of Arkansas in 1926, the Sam M. Walton College of Business has become a premier, nationally recognized business school. Walton College offers more than 6,000 students a broad range of experiential learning, and faculty are encouraged to lead research efforts focused on the latest business knowledge.


"Today we have a much more flexible model in our student labs, and a solid foundation for BYOD. The Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients are absolutely amazing."

William Allred, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Technology Center
Sam M. Walton College of Business,
University of Arkansas


Challenge

  • Evolving the College’s infrastructure to support the bring-your-own device (BYOD) trend
  • Offloading faculty from support of lab systems without overwhelming IT
  • Leveraging existing virtualization platforms (investment protection)

Solution

  • Centralized virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Teradici® PCoIP® Zero Clients and All-in-One Clients

Results

  • Lower costs: estimated savings of $1M over 10 years
  • Greater agility: easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage zero clients allow IT to rapidly respond to faculty change requests
  • Sustainability: lower power and cooling requirements support green initiative
  • Quiet operation: 10-decibel noise reduction in lab with 61 zero clients instead of PCs