MTN has chosen Userful to provide desktops for its Digital Schools Project in Cameroon
The Userful Desktop, a locked-down, cloud-managed, virtual computing solution that gives administrators granular control over desktops and includes a suite of educational learning tools, will be used at schools covered by the digital inclusion scheme.
The aim of the project, run by South African telecoms multinational MTN, is to provide students with computer and Internet access by installing equipment and multimedia centres in secondary schools across the country.
The project was recently launched in two schools – the Government Bilingual High School in Tiko and the Government Bilingual School in Ebolowa – and aims to install 15 multimedia centres over the next year across Cameroon.
“Userful Desktop’s unique approach and powerful built-in features mean schools and community centres don’t have to spend time or money on software or hardware, and online usage stats give administrators insights to how the desktops are being used,” said Userful founder and CTO, Tim Griffin. “It's so simple for anyone to setup and remotely manage desktops, and being used effectively to deliver better results for students.”
The software company said their platform reduces costs as well as environmental impact by allowing one computer to power up to 20 individual desktops, while built-in, cloud-based management features allow administrators to remotely manage, monitor and maintain the desktops.