Mount Wachusett Community College

Since 03/07/2014

Application Virtualization Technology aims to improve student experience
at Mount Wachusett Community College.

Mount Wachusett Community College, an accredited two year institution located in Gardner, MA, aims to provide students with a first class IT experience by virtualizing 100% of Windows Applications across the impressive 269 acre campus and beyond. To date, Software2 benefit over 70 universities and colleges, across 10 countries with its “Gartner Cool” technology, Application Jukebox.

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is regarded as "the college of opportunity and a model of teaching and learning excellence" delivering over 45 associate degree and certificate programs to 29 cities and towns across North Central Massachusetts. As a lifelong learning community dedicated to excellence in education and being responsive to the changing needs of the community it is important that students experience the best technological outcomes by being able to access the applications they need from any location and at any time.

The main aims of the application virtualization program are to benefit:

  • Access: To enable access to opportunities for learning for all by providing software applications wherever and whenever required.
  • Success: To facilitate all students, faculty, staff, and administrators to receive increased rates of completion, retention, graduation, transfer, and acquisition of career skills using the latest technology.
  • Learning: To improve the student experience by providing software applications ”on-demand.”
  • Progress: To increase effectiveness and efficiency in IT operations.

Susan McHugh, Executive Director of Information Technology Services at MWCC, comments "Students choose MWCC for its quality, affordability and flexibility. We offer courses during the day, evening, weekend and online. Being able to deliver software applications to students anywhere, anytime enables students to have the best learning outcomes."

Tony Austwick, co-founder at Software2 Americas and application virtualization pioneer added, “MWCC is widely recognised as the college of opportunity and a model of teaching and learning excellence, with over 50 years as an institution serving 29 towns and a student body of over 12,000. Software2 Americas aims to provide a better IT experience for students and other users from over 50 countries. We go from strength to strength and I am looking forward to hosting our first user day with customers new and old.”

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