For enterprises looking to scale their information technology infrastructure, there are a variety of options. One option is to map out an IT plan that includes acquiring a number of additional physical servers, desktop computers and software licenses. Another option is to consider an IT plan that relies on a centralized server to deliver information, data, and programs to thin client computer terminals. A final option, however, is gaining popularity among businesses and enterprises of all sizes: combining graphically powerful thin client terminals with cloud computing resources.
What is a Thin Client?
Traditionally, a thin client is a bare bones computer that allows users to access programs, files, and functionality that is hosted on another computer, typically a physical server located somewhere else in the office. The server pushes the operating system, programs and information to the thin client when a user logs on. The thin client is little more than a computer terminal that acts as a vessel through which information and functionality are provided.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a term used to describe an Internet-based server that allows users to access files, programs, operating systems, and data from anywhere with Internet access. Cloud computing offers businesses a highly affordable, highly scalable way to add technological resources as necessary, without the setup headaches and hardware costs typically associated with growing the company's information technology infrastructure.
The Benefits of Thin Clients and The Cloud
For businesses seeking enhanced security, higher user satisfaction, cost savings and improved accessibility for remote users, combining thin clients with cloud computing offers an effective solution. Let's take a closer look at some of the benefits of joining thin clients and the cloud:
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