THIN CLIENTS SHED UNWANTED POUNDS

H. C. Covington at I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 06:00:49 -0500


After losing nearly 90 pounds this year I was sure this was for me when it came
in my e-mail today.
As I read it though, I saw that I can not claim to be a *thin-client* yet.  Oh
well........

THIN CLIENTS SHED UNWANTED POUNDS
Enterprises using networks based on thin clients are likely to
extend those installations to other parts of the enterprise,
according to a study by Gartner Group's Datapro unit.  The study,
which interviewed 25 IT managers, reports that thin-client
applications such as Windows terminals or PCs accessing Windows
applications on a server require 80 percent less management than
fat client PCs.  Mortgage bank Mila found that after deploying
Network Computing Devices' WinCenter thin-client hardware and
software, the annual cost of managing a PC dropped from $4,458 to
$550.  Although many have resisted thin clients due to
perceptions that there will be a loss in capability, many users
find that there are advantages.  The technology is suitable for
80 percent of all PC users, and thin-client users benefit from
the fact that all applications are compatible among terminals.
(Computer Reseller News Online 06/01/99)


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H. C. Covington @  I CAN! America
The Rural Resource Collaborative
P.O. Drawer 3444, Lafayette, LA 70502
icanamerica@msn.com
Voice 1-318-781-0216

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