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UNIVERSITIES EMBRACE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE TO SERVE STUDENTS
For many people, the words “college student” conjure the image of a recent high school graduate who lives on a university campus and goes to school full time. But higher education institutions know better. Nontraditional students who are older, live off campus, work, raise families and attend school part time or online are an important constituency — one that is growing. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 34 percent of college students are 25 years of age and older, and more than half of them attend part time. The study also revealed that 33 percent of students took at least one online course in the fall of 2017, a 31 percent increase over 2016. Colleges and universities must rethink how they deliver the specific tools, applications and coursework needed by each student regardless of time, device or location. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), once viewed as a way to centralize administration and reduce costs associated with managing personal computers, is becoming a powerful tool for meeting the distinct needs of a diverse student population. READ MORE