Wistron climbs aboard the classroom-in-the-cloud bandwagon

Classroom in the cloud


Bringing cloud computing to classrooms around the world is becoming a big deal. Last week IBM(s ibm) announced plans to provide cloud-based adaptive learning to  schools in one Georgia county. Now Wistron, the big Taiwanese server and laptop maker, plans to dive into the educational cloud market with a big effort in Malaysia next year.

Wistron plans to build 3,000 to 4,000 “smart” classrooms next year, according to comments made by CEO Robert Hwang. The company will use its own educational cloud platform, software and hardware, according to FocusTaiwan.  Details are sketchy on whether Wistron is building soup-to-nuts infrastructure or partnering with a big cloud player and I’ve reached out for more info there.

Up until now, Wistron was mostly known in the U.S. as one of the white-box PC and server makers that have wreaked havoc with name-brand competitors like HP(s hpq), IBM(s ibm) and Dell over the last…

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