Cleveland Consulting Group has expertise in managing standardized desktops in a "thin client" environment. Thin clients are slim devices with no moving parts that sit on your desk (in place of computer) and allow users to connect to a central server. Many companies use thin clients to improve productivity, simplify management of desktops and save money on hardware. We have extensive experience with Windows Terminal Services and various products from Citrix. Regardless of your requirements, we can design, implement and manage a thin client network that meets your specific needs.
Thin clients, also referred to as slim or lean clients, get their names from their design- all but the most basic components have been stripped out and their functions delegated to the server. Ultra-fast gigabit connections, running faster than general PCI Buses and many client hard drives, convey input and output from the client to the server for processing and storage.
Why are thin clients efficient?
By loading only a user-interface and a networked operating system on each thin client, they are smaller, less expensive per-seat than full computers and require less energy to run. By using server-based services for running office applications and storing data, a few servers can free the strain on many clients, resulting in reduced waste and efficient system management.
Thin clients advantages are continuing to grow: the cost of hardware is falling, but the cost of IT personnel, energy and waste disposal are rising. With a properly arrayed Thin Infrastructure, you get all of the benefits of a conventional network, like centralized data storage, easy data back-up and security with easier administration and more efficiency.
What about User Experience?
Due to the high speed connections of a Thin Network, user experience will be very similar to their experience with “Thick Client” Computers. With thin technologies, user-experience isn’t the major change, energy and efficiency is.
To learn how Cleveland Consulting Group can help meet all of your thin computing needs, contact us today.