With the introduction of thin client technology in the industry 10 years ago, the industry was about to see a new revolution in the way businesses work. In the starting, the scope was limited to smaller and slower CPUs and limited memory. But with advancements in technology, the things have really seen a turnaround. It is a technology where the processing takes on one or more centralized servers which can be accessed from a remote location as well.
Thin PC technology helps a business in efficient and effective administration with easy application deployments while ensuring improved safety. Along with this, a business can save a good amount of cost because of its longer lifecycle which ranges normally between 7 to 10 years. To understand the technology better, it is important to know some of its basic categories, here we brought you some:
- Basic clients: This is known to provide server-based computing to be accessed in a number of devices using a standard browser on a desktop or such device. Some of the applications it can run on the remote devices include Microsoft, Citrix, on a centrally managed server displaying on a remote user's device.
- Flexible clients: It is characterized by providing all the functionalities of the basic clients along with an additional capacity of running the applications locally. The applications can run locally rather than on the server and displaying on the remote device.
- Robust clients: Talking about the robust client technology, it has all the specifications and functionalities of a basic client along with a browsing terminal. This helps in giving access to the web and web applications to the user.