Thin Client Computing: Should You Consider It For Your Business Enterprise?

Wouldn’t your business breathe a heaving sigh of relief if all business data and applications remain in one central place for easy management? How would it be if your data back-up and data restore work remains centralized and almost a breeze?

Scott Alan Miller, an IT expert who writes for Datamation[1], claims that IT managers and administrations swear by the central computing model for exactly the same reasons mentioned above in an article titled “Thin Clients in The Dark and Distant Past”[2].

What on earth is Thin Client Computing?

A Thin Client (lean client or Slim Client) is basically a computer that is stripped bare of all the usual bells and whistles.

Virtualization: Hype or Need of the Hour?

While virtualization is the latest in the geeky cooler room discussions, the vendors or the IT geeks will kill themselves but not explain what it means to you in a layman’s terms.
 

Would virtualization work for you?
Is it the right answer for your business?
Is it just hype?

Since the answer is “depends”, you will need to ask yourself these questions:

Is there substantial benefits when you take to virtualization?
How do you understand what it’s all about?
How would you go about making decisions about whether or not you need to consider it for your business?

This post should help you extract the juice off and allow you decide whether it's hype or if it's the need of the hour.