The Department of Education in the Philippines (DepEd) is responsible for managing and governing the Philippine primary and secondary school system. With over 23 million students to serve across 44,000 schools, DepEd needed a cost-efficient way to provide every student with access to technology to maximize education and help draw students back into schools. In 2010, as a part of this effort, DepEd began deploying Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, which allows multiple users, each with their own independent and familiar Windows experience, to share one computer simultaneously. DepEd expects to reduce hardware costs by 55 percent and energy costs by as much as 75 percent and also reduce its carbon footprint. In addition, teachers are saving 500 hours per year, about 25 percent of their time, which they can dedicate to lesson plans and teaching.