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The idea of thin client computing is becoming a popular choice for businesses by IT support firms in Houston, especially because it is a secure, innovative, and reliable way to streamline operations. Simply put, a thin client is a computer that runs without a hard drive and consequently depends on a server. Thin client performance has improved exponentially over the years that end users cannot tell the difference between a regular desktop computer and a thin client.
As a business owner, you should consider utilizing thin client computing because of its many benefits, including:
Thin client computing provides superior data security. Since data is stored on the server and not on individual computers, you don’t have to worry about your employees being careless with sensitive data. Employees only have access to the data via a network connection. This is especially useful in the case of a lost or stolen computer. Once the computer is unplugged from your network, absolutely no data is in it. Network administrators can restrict data access from a single point and they can implement data access levels for employees, meaning lower access level employees cannot access high-level sensitive data. In addition, your data is less susceptible to viruses and malware. Antivirus protection and scanning only need to operate on the server.
Thin client computing is the solution of many IT support companies in Houston to the increasing demand for mobility by local businesses. Many businesses are looking to give their employees more flexibility without compromising the integrity of their organization. Employees are able to work offsite, travel for business trips, or work from home. Whatever the scenario is, employees are able to have access to data, documents, contacts, and more, regardless of their location.
Implementing thin client computing produces an environment of low operational costs. This is because desktops run with minimal configuration and are easy to setup, thus saving time and money. Applications are installed on the server instead of on each individual desktop— this eliminates application compatibility issues at the desktop level and reduces the cost of multiple application licenses. In addition, extensive maintenance is only required on the server. All applications updates and patches are done at the server end and then deployed to the desktop computers.
Thin client computing reduces the cost of upgrading your employees’ computer every couple of years. You can stretch the shelf life of current desktop computers because processing occurs on the server.
Your business can go green. A thin client computer consumes only half of the power that’s used up by a regular desktop computer. Because thin clients have no hard drive, they do not heat up and need little to no air-conditioning. The air-conditioning is only required where the server is located.
Whether you are looking to consult on potentially implementing thin client computing into your business or you are ready to reduce cost and increase data security, we at ICS can help. Our staff is composed of knowledgeable and experienced IT specialists who provide IT support for Houston businesses. Our goal is to evaluate, consolidate, and streamline your business operation to increase productivity, improve data security, and reduce operational cost. Contact us today for more information.