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Town of Lincoln Deploys Virtual Computer NxTop

Town of Lincoln Deploys Virtual Computer NxTop® for its Windows® 7 Migration and Hardware Refresh











Westford, Mass. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011

Virtual Computer, the company redefining PC management through virtualization, today announced that the Town of Lincoln, Massachusetts, has successfully deployed NxTop as the desktop and laptop management solution for its municipal offices, combining centralized provisioning and maintenance with local client virtualization to dramatically reduce support costs and user downtime, while maximizing budget and resources.

IT Director Chuck Miller, who singlehandedly manages over 120 desktops and laptops for the town, found himself spending up to 40 percent of his time on tactical PC support triage and response, leaving little time for valuable strategic initiatives. With a major environment upgrade imminent and no staffing increase, he needed to simplify and automate provisioning and ongoing support.

When fully deployed, the environment will include a hardware refresh as well as migration to Microsoft Windows® 7, Microsoft Active Directory®, and Citrix XenApp™ across departments as diverse as the Town Hall, Library, Fire Department, and Police. He also implemented NxTop’s full disk encryption to comply with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ stringent data protection regulations. After looking at PC imaging tools, agent-based PC configuration management tools, and server-centric virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products, he selected NxTop.

“I chose Virtual Computer’s NxTop solution because it is simple to implement, cost-effective and scalable,” said Miller. “NxTop has dramatically changed the way I deploy and manage desktops, freeing up valuable IT resources and transforming my operation from being reactive to proactive.”

NxTop combines centralized client management with a bare-metal, Xen-based client hypervisor to create a single, cost-effective platform for any combination of local desktops, remote VDI sessions, and server- and cloud-based applications, significantly reducing desktop operating costs without compromising mobility, user experience, or current PC investments.

“The Town of Lincoln’s implementation demonstrates how the NxTop approach lowers the cost of managing personal computers,” said Dan McCall, CEO and president, Virtual Computer. “Time and again, IT visionaries like Chuck Miller show us the way by delivering sound business results through technology innovation.”

To learn more about the Town of Lincoln’s NxTop deployment, download “Simplifying Local Government IT with NxTop,” a case study, at:

http://www2.virtualcomputer.com/local-govt-case-study

About Virtual Computer

Virtual Computer is redefining PC management through virtualization. The company’s flagship product, NxTop®, enables desktop IT professionals to create flexible, reliable, and secure end-points for any combination of laptops, desktops, VDI or cloud computing. Fully managed from a single console, NxTop dramatically lowers the cost of deploying and maintaining personal computers in organizations of any size. More information available at http://www.virtualcomputer.com. Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/virtualcomputer.

NxTop® is a registered trademark of Virtual Computer.

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