Today there are two computing alternatives available at the desktop: a terminal connected to a multi-user computer, or a personal computer. Soon there will be an attractive new choice - the network computer or "thin client" which combines the simplicity and low cost of terminals with leading-edge application technologies.
Through its selectable network connections, the network computer will attach to any type of server and will be ideal for multi-platform computing environments. Network computers will have access to all kinds of applications running on one server or many servers, to the worldwide resources of the Internet or a private Intranet, and to the fast-emerging world of Java applications downloaded on demand from Internet or Intranet servers.
Zero-Administration at the desktop -- No local hardware/ software configuration -- Improved Security -- Absence of local information improves overall security -- Better economics -- PC annual cost of ownership - $ 12,000, Thin-Client $2,500. Simplified application distribution -- Centralization of applications and data.
Will your existing network support the thin client architecture? Will end-users and departments give up their PC's and their independence? Truly robust applications are still theoretical. X terminals - Why will NC's succeed where X terminals failed?
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is a must attend for CIO's, IT management, system architects/analysts, software programmers and software developers, systems integrators, and any IT professional considering a network computer strategy.
GET THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS, AND MORE!
* Will thin clients be the next step forward in distributed computing, or are they taking us two steps back to the days of mainframes and dumb terminals?
* Will the savings claimed by thin client proponents be worth the loss of individuality, functionality, and productivity feared by advocates of networked (Fat) PCs?
A Gartner Group study estimates the annual cost of running "Fat" PC clients at $11,900 per year, per seat. The same study estimates the cost for running "Thin" network computers at just $2,500 per year, per seat.
* Are these the true costs of ownership?
* Can your company take advantage of these savings?
* Will your organization really save money in the long run?
* What about X terminals, how do they differ
from thin clients, and when should they be implemented?
* What applications are best for a network computer environment?
* Will thin clients really simplify application distribution, or will they simply create a demand that will destroy the network?
* If you take data and software off your desktop and put it on the network, what happens to security?
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