The main difference between thin and fat client systems has to do with how much processing is done on the desktop vs. on a server, and, in essence, how your company wishes to deploy computer and network resources.
A thin client is a slim PC used as an access point for server-based computing. It has fewer parts and requires fewer components to run; hence, it has numerous cost efficiency advantages.
Thin clients are friendly to your bottom line and are easy to set up. In addition, they are cost effective in terms of power consumption heat generation and their life spans are longer than fat clients.
Thin clients can be used to access remote services. They can connect to the central office through the Internet and access all necessary resources like in a normal office setting. This concept extends to cloud computing.
A thin client allows use of strict security measures because all the clients use the same network to access servers. Administrators can monitor clients and resources efficiently from one location.
In addition, thin clients have fewer chances of getting malware infections because traffic is always monitored from the server. The use of peripherals such as a keyboard, a mouse and a display monitor, leave no way of getting such infections.
Thin clients are also easy to maintain since their operating system and other software are maintained by the main server. All needed is to power the thin client hardware, connect to the server and get the configurations.
With hosting services here at Tech II, we can make the transition to a thin client operation a reality, saving you the work of back end operations and allowing you to focus on your business.
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