Why Read This
The lure of 25% or more power savings and the growing importance of green IT have resurrected the thin-client debate. IT sourcing executives, though responsible for setting neither environmental agendas nor computing architecture road maps, must reacquaint themselves with the realities of thin-client provisioning to prepare a response to the various stakeholders who are pushing for or fighting its deployment. Sourcing will take on one of three roles: playing an investigative role and interfacing between suppliers and users; mapping out the true costs of a thin-client solution; or informing others within the business of the computing and user-experience issues that a deployment will generate.
Tags: Application Management, Client Computing Hardware, Corporate Social Responsibility, Data Centers & Data Center Networking, Desktops & Laptops, Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC), Green IT, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Security Risk & Compliance, Sourcing & Procurement, Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)