May 22, 2024

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5 Benefits of Migrating to Thin Client Computing

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With the current advancement in technology, most enterprises are changing the way of conducting business. IT administrators no longer need to remain tied to their desktops attending to seemingly unending rounds of help desk visits, security patches, and upgrades.

IT departments are now deploying an architecture that connects their entire operations to a centralized data center and server creating a virtual user interface. That grants any organization flexible workplace solutions. Here are the benefits of switching to a thin client application;

Reduced Operation Costs

By migrating to a thin client, the cost of operations in the firm will decrease significantly. Such costs range from IT support costs, initial purchasing costs, licensing fees, data center space costs, administration costs to operating costs.

The chances are high that after migrating to thin client computing, you’ll only need one or two cloud computing infrastructure experts to manage all operations. However, the number will depend on the size of the organization.

Improved Security

Probably, security is the main reason enterprises should consider adopting thin client computing models. Every thin client application and the computing power are all hosted in a data center.

Further, thin client computing bears strict rules regarding changes, control, and app installations. There is no disk access for application installation, data transfer or the introduction of malware. With the strict requirements, thin client computing is the perfect solution for organizations at risk of security threats.

Reduced Energy Bill

While a physical PC will consume an average of 150 watts, thin clients consume approximately 8-10 watts. This energy reduction can create monumental savings which can then be reinvested or distributed to the business however.

Better Management

In large intensive enterprises, the significance of desktops and network computing is unquestionable. But for a moment, think about the trouble and work that goes into managing a massive fleet of office PCs.

Thin client computing brought about better manageability. Enterprises that operate on thin client technology have reported remarkably low need for frequent patching, configuring and updating of PCs.

When the need arises, all the hardware & software changes, security patches, and thin client application installations/updates/changes can be made right from the data center. The backup of desktops, laptops and other user devices is centralized and simplified.

Besides, an organization will not require IT personnel to fix issues at the end user location just like they would with PCs.

Improved Productivity

Thin client computing makes it possible for systems to be configured virtually, packaged and put into operation within a short duration. Users can access the same thin client applications and data from virtually everywhere, which reduces any delays.

Also, the computing model decreases the downtimes, which translates to improved productivity among the end users and reduced workload for the organizations’ IT personnel.