Traditionally, lack of acquisition cost savings and end-user resistance have been deterrents to thin client adoption. Recent movements in the thin client market have renewed interest in the potential of this PC alternative.
This note examines the changes that have made thin clients more attractive. For example:
- PC virtualization.
- Improved user experience.
- Infrastructure consolidation.
- Green initiatives.
The key to planning a successful business case for thin client implementation lies in the long-term savings rather than in the acquisition savings. To secure buy-in, focus on big energy savings, the elimination of desk side support, and low maintenance costs.