Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced that IDG’s Computerworld Honors program has named Colorado’s Loveland Public Library as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations that have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”
Loveland Public Library is using Wyse cloud client computing solutions to provide public computer access to the Internet at its recently renovated 57,000 square foot library. Instead of PCs, the Loveland Public Library installed Wyse cloud PCs with Wyse WSM allowing the library to quadruple the number of computers and still be able to support them with existing IT resources. The result: more available computers and an increase in the number of and variety of computer classes offered. But, the real impact has been in helping the unemployed library patrons who rely on the Library to seek employment and augment their computer skills for job training.
“What started out as a technology problem has turned into an opportunity to help the community. Before our renovation, we would have hour-long waits to use the computer, or worse we had to turn people away,” said Shane Adamson, Library Technology Manager. “Thanks to Wyse, we have more computers and we can shift our resources to things that matter, such as providing employment training and resources for job seekers, rather than maintaining the computers.”
“Loveland Public Library is a shining example of how organizations are adding more value to their computer infrastructure by utilizing Wyse and our cloud client solutions. In Loveland Public Library’s case, they are truly making an impact on the social and economic well-being of their community by helping patrons learn new and valuable skills and find employment,” said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Wyse. “Congratulations to Loveland Public Library for the deserving recognition from Computerworld Honors.”
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.