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In an ideal world it would be easy to deploy and manage the robust clientserver applications that tap todays abundant PC power But if you support a distributed computing environment built around the Wintel computing architecture you know better To a large extent the culprit is a Microsoft OS deign thats not quite at home in the enterprise While hundreds of add-on products promise to reduce cost of ownership though centralized desktop management few deliver benefits that justify their costs Most managers simply resign to the fact that supporting large numbers of PC workstations will be incredibly expensive and inefficient and chalk it up to a cost doing business So which is better for your organization PC or thin-client Thin-client computing now offers real hope for progress The state of affairs described above is like a fat pitch don the middle of home plate just begging for thin-client computing proponents to smack it out of the park When it comes to total cost of ownership for desktop computing services thin-client computing is a bottom-line winner Yes users will have to five up some control of their desktops Any yes administrators will need to learn a new approach to application deployment But the payback is so clear thin clients arrival is almost inevitable What about 500 PCs you ask Why buy a brain-dead thin-client device when PC prices are in free fall Heres another chance for thin-client proponents to swing for the fences First while 500 PCs exit most large organizations spend significantly more than 1500 per new PC or about twice the cost of a well-equipped thin-client device Their money flows to high-end systems in the hope these computers will have a longer useful life This strategy makes a lot of sense because upgrading a PC is a time-consuming costly exercise that almost always includes follow-up support calls More important savvy organizations know that less than 20 percent of the true life-cycle cost of a
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