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Understanding Thin Client Technology

Jun 5th 2015 at 12:32 AM

When the world embraced computers, we wondered how this “box” worked. Indeed the techies told us that these machines needed hard drives to work. Though these hard drives worked, they were cumbersome and sometimes took several minutes for the computer to come to life. The cost of maintaining this system was also high. There was need for better performance, low cost and security. The answer was thin client technology.

Thin clients allow the user to access information, print documents and other office functions as long as the computer connects to the network. Storage of all the sensitive data and information is in the server making it easy to use and also control.

This is what you need to know about this technology:

1. Linux thin clients run in remote protocols. This means that the Linux terminal services and software act as the hard drive in the data center stored in the server. The user is therefore able to access data immediately he or she makes a command on the computer.

2. This technology allows the business to have a cost effective measure in terms of infrastructure. You do not need to purchase new desktop infrastructure, as the software is able to convert what you are using into this thin client software. Installation happens in about twenty minutes. You will save a lot of money on software licenses and other requirements.

3. These thin clients use an operating system. This system carries flash memory eliminating the need for hard drives. Local storage is also unnecessary. All applications and the data are also stored in the server. The best news is that the computer still looks and feels the same only with better functionality.

4. The technology allows you to use printers, serial and audio support. Browsing on the internet is also very easy since information is accessible through cloud computing technology.

You remember the days when time was of the essence in switching on the computer, printing and other computer functions. Thin client network is so time efficient that companies are now realizing more productivity. Local processing combines with computing allowing you to work faster and efficiently. Since hosting happens remotely, your computer uses the software it needs. There is therefore no need for fat computers anymore. The connection protocols are thus improved allowing the business to have a more effective work environment. The management software incorporated on the computer allows all these devices on the network to work. You can therefore depend on the network because it is more secure and highly functional.

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