IT training and global talent development company NIIT has entered into an alliance with US-based NComputing Inc, a provider of virtual PC solutions, to enable schools across India to offer affordable computer education to students.
NIIT, which offers computer and computer-aided education to 1.5 million students in over 5,000 schools, would bring its expertise and reach in schools while NComputing would offer its technology. The NComputing solution is based on the principle that today's PCs are so powerful that majority of applications only use a small fraction of the computing capacity. NComputing's technology taps this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously shared by multiple users thus connecting them to the main terminal to simultaneously work on different applications such as word processing, Internet browsing, e-mail and spreadsheets among others. The new partnership aims to promote NComputing's shared computing solution from the Kindergarten to 12th standard education system.