ComputerWeekly - Thin Client Computing Smartens Up

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Executive Summary

Thin client computing has been around for many years - predating the PC, if one includes standard green screen terminals. However, the real push with thin client devices was during the late 1990s, when the likes of NCD, Wyse and IGEL pushed their devices as being the antidote to the high price, low stability and variable management costs of the standard PC. For companies such as Citrix and Microsoft, thin client computing became an approach that was all to do with where code was run - on servers, with just the visual side being presented to the end device. However, this device could be a thin client - or it could be a PC.

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