Text Terminals, Thin Clients or PCs?: Six Arguments in Favor of Choosing Text Terminals When Adding or Replacing Desktops
The text terminal is alive and well in thriving organizations - from giant retailers and banks, to hospitals and universities, to factories and yards. As businesses grow and expand, they frequently need to add desktops to support more users. IT staff may be asked to justify their decision to stay with text terminals rather than "Upgrading" to Thin Clients (TC5) or Personal Computers (PC5) with terminal emulation. This justification is simple when one looks at the significant advantages that text terminals offer: simplicity, security, stability and longevity. These advantages add up to a return on investment that far exceeds anything that can be achieved by the other alternatives.