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Numecent and Software2 Deliver Big In Education - 40 Universities Now Serving 10,000 Cloudpaged Apps to 250,000 Students



Numecent and Software2 Deliver Big In Education - 40 Universities Now Serving
                  10,000 Cloudpaged Apps to 250,000 Students

Empowering Students With The Software They Need For A Great Education

Delivered Over 9 Million Cloudpaged Sessions To Date

Friction-free 24/7 Access With BYOD

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudpaging pioneer Numecent®
and Software2™ today unveiled their higher-education partnership and are
disclosing how the two companies have delivered more than 9-million cloudpaged
application sessions to date, at 40 Universities across the UK.

This ground-breaking deployment serves approximately 10,000 heavy-weight
cloudified applications, delivered to more than 250,000 students and staff,
including a rapidly growing number of BYOD users.

Software2 specializes in deploying Numecent's Application Jukebox® Suite in
educational establishments and has built a thriving community of users and
technical specialists who understand the needs of the education sector. Having
established a substantial following in the UK, Software2 is now expanding its
operations into the US and will be attending the Educause Annual Conference
held at Anaheim, CA between October 15-18.

"It's all about providing a contemporary and empowering education for students
while providing them with the tools they need to achieve their objectives,"
said Osman Kent, co-founder and CEO of Numecent.  "For this reason, we see
Universities as a very strategic market for Numecent – validating the
large-scale enterprise benefits of our cloudpaging platform. With
ever-shrinking IT budgets and a transient yet growing user population,
Universities have to maximize their IT productivity while providing
competitive and educational value add to their users. Our cloudpaging
offerings, together with Software2's razor-sharp community focus, provide just
that - substantial savings in IT costs while offering the students and staff
the best 24/7 access to the applications they need which are essential
components of receiving their degree."

"This joint achievement is a seeming paradox and an industry milestone for the
education sector – it shows how you can provide a vastly improved computing
experience for students while substantially reducing the IT costs a the same
time," said Tony Austwick, co-founder and COO of Software2. "Now that we have
shown repeatable success in helping Universities achieve these objectives with
more than a quarter of a million users already under our belt, we are now
expanding our worldwide presence. We plan to take this valuable know-how and
Numecent's unique cloudpaging technology to even larger student populations
around the world."

Built on its award-winning cloudpaging platform, Numecent's  Jukebox suite of
products enable friction-free and super-scalable deployment of any Microsoft®
Windows® application virtualized, on-demand and IT-free from the cloud or
on-premises. This provides cost savings of orders of magnitude compared to
legacy models of application provisioning. Also, with its integrated real-time
software license enforcement and audit features, Jukebox enables enterprises
to remain compliant with complex licensing requirements and even provide
private Software-as-a-Service offerings to their users for their native
Windows applications.

Selected Testimonials From Universities

Kingston University - "We chose Numecent's Application Jukebox platform after
an extensive evaluation of other offerings, during which we discovered that
legacy solutions could often handle only 20% of the applications we needed to
deploy. Not only was Jukebox the preferred option in solving almost 100 % of
our deployment issues, the close relationship which ensued between the parties
enabled us to influence product roadmaps, thereby ensuring a continued fit for
our needs," said Michael Phillips, Faculty of Science, Engineering and
Computing at Kingston University. "With Jukebox, we've been able to
significantly improve deployment times, realized a reduction of imaging times
from 12+hours to 45 minutes  and because of the agility it provides, we were
able to reduce the number of dedicated lab computers, with corresponding
savings in IT support and deployment costs. All this whilst at the same time
making available 'specialist software' previously only available in specific
areas, on all University PCs for our students, hence increasing availability
to 24/7."

Oxford Brookes - "Oxford Brookes University delivers an outstanding student
experience which includes high-quality access to IT services anytime and
anywhere. We are in the final months of developing a $200M new campus learning
space and it is vital that our IT matches these high standards. Numecent's
Application Jukebox allows our students to access the latest versions of their
applications from any campus, providing unrivalled agility and flexibility in
where they choose to study. It also ensures new applications can be quickly
provisioned, enabling a responsive approach to new teaching innovations," said
Bill Sturman, CIO of Oxford Brookes University.

University of Surrey - "At University of Surrey, software deployment and
management was a big problem for us. Applications provisioned using legacy
techniques meant very long build times with software bloat and configurations
slowing down the performance of machines over time, resulting in high IT
support costs," said Roger Strickland, IT Director. "With the help of
Software2, we have successfully implemented Numecent's Application Jukebox to
deliver virtualized applications to both campus managed desktops and BYOD PCs
owned by students and staff through a self-service portal. This enabled us to
provide a greatly-enhanced user experience while allowing us to streamline the
software lifecycle process by removing duplicate efforts across the campus and
by providing us a real-time understanding of our software estate."

About Software2

Software2 (www.software2.us.com) is an innovative solutions company
specializing in solving the software deployment challenges faced by the
University sector. Through its value added offerings based on Numecent's
Application Jukebox cloudpaging platform, the company rapidly established a
base of 40 Universities in the UK and is now expanding its operations in the
rest of the EU and the US. The list of Universities serviced by Software2
includes;

Oxford Brookes University
Imperial College London
Kingston University
University of Surrey
Royal National College for the Blind
London South Bank University
Nottingham Trent University
.....and many more

With its razor sharp focus on the education sector and fanatical dedication to
user support, Software2 aims to become the world's leading provider of
application deployment solutions for this sector. (Twitter @software2ltd)

About Numecent

Numecent (www.numecent.com) is a pioneer and technology leader in rapid,
secure and friction-free provisioning of native applications from the Cloud
(public, private or on-premises) through virtualization. The company's
groundbreaking and patented cloudpaging platform can deliver a native
application between 20x to 100x faster than a linear digital download and
execute on the client platform without installation and without essentially
any IT support.

Unlike expensive remoting solutions that cannot scale, cloudpaging does not
push pixels. The technology actually transmits pre-virtualized native software
instructions (a page at a time and on demand). These are then executed on the
user's machine in a transient manner and at full performance. As a result,
cloudpaged native applications can reduce network usage by up to 95% and can
become Web-scale with minimal server footprint.

Numecent was recently named a Gartner "Cool Vendor 2013" in recognition of its
disruptive technology and, in a recent survey, ranked #11 in Cloud Thought
Leadership alongside industry giants. In June 2013, the company announced the
completion of a new $13.6M round of funding led by T-Venture, the VC arm of
Deutsche Telekom. A B2B company, Numecent's primary customers are Independent
Software Vendors (ISVs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Telcos and
Educational and Corporate Enterprises.

Follow us on Twitter (@numecent, #numecent, #cloudpaging) and Facebook
(www.facebook.com/numecent)

We are always looking for exceptional people who have a passion to make a
difference. For career opportunities at Numecent see
www.numecent.com/careers.html  

All trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are hereby
recognized as the property of their respective owners

SOURCE Numecent

Website: http://www.numecent.com
Website: http://www.software2.us.com
Contact: Jonathan Hirshon, PR Counsel for Numecent, +1-415-952-3001,
jh@horizonpr.com, Nick Johnson, co-founder & CMO for Software2,
+1-855-642-9118, nick.johnson@software2.co.uk
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