Delivering Computing in Education
Students of today are the employees of tomorrow, and in the consumer driven world in which we live, this becomes an important factor when it comes to delivering educational services to schools, colleges, and universities. Students, both young and old, will be far more technically savvy than ever before when it comes to working with IT systems, apps and data.
Whether it’s classroom-based primary and secondary education, or a more flexible approach to learning within further, higher, or even distance learning-based education, the challenges remain the same: How can educational services deliver an improved end user learning experience while at the same time keeping one eye on the ever shrinking budgets?
Centralizing Desktops and Applications
One approach to enhancing learning environments is by deploying some form of virtual desktop or remote app based solution, centralizing computing resources and allowing students to connect from classroom networks as well as from home.
This is where ThinKiosk comes in: ThinKiosk cuts out the need to invest in additional hardware by converting existing Windows PCs into high-performance thin clients.
ThinKiosk's intuitive Centralized Endpoint Management platform simplifies repetitive IT tasks, allowing IT teams to easily manage, troubleshoot and push updates from a single console.
Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom
Students now have the ability to log onto remote apps and desktops, allowing them to launch apps and review content on PC’s and laptops in the classroom environment, or even from their PCs at home. This approach allows them to connect remotely and effectively extends the classroom environment into their homes.
With this in mind, ThinScale developed Secure Remote Worker—A version of ThinKiosk with a specialised set of features that allow for personal windows devices to dynamically swap between the native desktop and the ThinKiosk VDI without compromising on endpoint security.
Endpoint Device Security & Compliance
ThinKiosk & Secure Remote Worker have some key functionality in enabling personal & corporate devices to become PCI compliant, including:
- Windows Patch Management
- Windows Firewall Control
- Windows Security Centre Detection
- USB Device Blocking
- Application Execution Prevention (AEP)
- Service Execution Prevention (SEP)
- Restricted access to key operating system components