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As we move from fixed asset PCs to cloud-based “workspaces” and multi-device access strategies, the thin client has huge potential for simplicity and cost savings. In this market we have a few leading players, such as HP and Dell, with broad product lines. But there are also some smaller players that are focusing on innovation. Use this Vendor Landscape to see which vendor and approach fits best with your desktop and application virtualization plans.
Organizations need to decide whether thin clients should replace traditional desktop PCs and if so, which solution fits best with the needs of the organization.
Users must select products based on features such as energy efficiency, security, design, etc., while balancing overall cost.
Get the facts on six different vendors in Info-Tech’s Vendor Landscape: Thin Clients.
Thin clients save more than just hardware costs. Not only do thin clients cost less than traditional PCs, they also have lower energy costs (as much as 90%), have a longer life cycle, and much lower IT support costs.
As enterprises jump on the shift towards cloud computing and virtualization for access anytime, anywhere, thin clients will be the popular choice against traditional desktops.
The thin client market is becoming commoditized. While product lines are expanding and small improvements to energy usage, security, and form factor carry on, major features no longer differentiate vendors. Selecting a thin client vendor is increasingly becoming a simple choice largely based on price.
Impact and Result
When looking at thin clients, focus equally on the overall TCO of the solution and the features offered by specific solutions.
Each vendor offers a wide range of thin client products, select the vendor that best fits the needs of your organization, then explore further for the best solution.