What is a thin client?
A thin client (Thin Client-Server Computing) is a computer without a hard-disk which is intended for use in an IT environment based on a server system. With such a device it is possible to access, manage and run various applications installed on a central server.
Client technology works with the existing computer infrastructure and within the existing standards, and for this reason it is rapidly becoming the most certain and most secure way of reducing the complexity and overall cost requirements of information and communication technology for companies and organizations.
Advantages of a thin client IGEL:
- if an application is changed, it is not necessary to change the installation in all the places where the program is used – it is enough to reinstall the program running on the server, and all users immediately have the updated version available to them,
- a thin client increases the security of the solution compared to the classical PC,
- thin client technology reduces costs, for running as well as for hardware, so companies can save themselves the considerable cost of equipping all their offices with computers.
Thin client solutions are especially suitable for:
- firms with several branches (Branch Computing),
- heterogeneous environments (Cross-platform Computing),
- remote access (Remote Computing),
- internet-based applications (Web Computing).