Published: March 2009
For many years, server-based computing has been seen as a means of, at best, providing those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security and management systems are leading towards server-based computing being suitable for a far larger proportion of an organisation's user base.
As different needs and issues converge on businesses and IT managers around managing costs and risk while creating an enabling environment, technology advances now mean that client-side computing can be more tightly controlled while still providing flexibility and cost effectiveness.
Server-based computing is nothing new, but past issues have held it back from general usage outside of certain defined cases. However, with the growing maturity of the basic tools, combined with the strong emergence of platform technologies such as virtualisation and streaming, now is the perfect time to review the position of the desktop and other devices within the organisation.
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Published by: electronicdawn Ltd.