Thin Client Technology
Did you know that one computer can be used by more than one person at the same time. Each one will have their own screen, keyboard and mouse and will enjoy a full computer experience as though they had their own computer each. Well, this kind of technology is called thin client technology.
In a thin client environment, end users do their computing on a virtual desktop residing on the central server. Users access the environment through a thin client—a simple computing device that contains no hard drives or other moving parts and relies on the server for all computing resources.
Why a Your Business Should Consider a Thin Client Solution
Thin clients are the ideal solution for today’s healthcare, government, industrial, retail, financial, and education industries if the operation is facing such challenges as:
• Desktop replacement costs
• Network security
• Data access to mobile or remote workers
• Supporting application hardware on diverse hardware
• Ensuring data is accessible and secure
Here are more reasons why thin client is good for you.
Thin clients have no hard drive, allowing for more secure storage of data and applications on your server. In fact, keystrokes, mouse activity, and screen images are all that is sent between the client and the server. They are easy to replace if lost, stolen, or damaged.
Thin clients are managed at the server located within the data center. The client hardware has fewer points of failure and is less vulnerable to viruses and malware. The clients connect to servers via web browsers or remote desktop software. Depending on user needs, client desktops can be simple single-application kiosks or a flexible and user friendly Windows environment.
Thin clients are fast and easy to deploy—they can be out of the box and set up in less than ten minutes. Plus, they can be remotely configured and managed. Software updates, virus scanning, and patches can be executed on the server
In the event of a natural calamity or emergency, thin client technology provide business continuity. And with no hard drive, fan, or other moving parts, thin clients have a much longer lifespan than standard computers and can be cost-effectively replaced. Thin clients are best for dusty, remote, or space-constrained environments.
Thin clients offer significant savings in power usage over traditional desktops. This is realized not only in lower energy costs but in reduced cooling costs by the elimination of heat generating desktops and PCs in some cases.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Increased security, reliability, easy management, and longer useful lifespan—all thin client business benefits that combine to deliver a lower cost of ownership. In fact, a recent study measured thin client annual savings as high as:
• 79% downtime cost-per-user
• 16% capital cost-savings
• 34% less in maintenance
• 19% less to operate
• 48% overall lower TCO
With all the benefits that come with thin clients, its important that you consider deploying it for your organization.
Contact us to find out how this can be possible.