The Thin Client is dead…. Long live the Fit Client
Enterprise computing has come a long way from the days of thin clients. Initially introduced as bare-bones machines that were only good for basic tasks, they have since evolved into something much more exciting and profitable. In this article, we'll explore the shift from thin clients to fit clients and the importance of security, management, and user experience in this new era of computing.
The Rise of Fit Clients
- Purpose-built collaborations of hardware and software have resulted in the evolution of thin client computing into fit clients.
- A fit client is a powerful tool that can help businesses of all sizes be more productive, mobile, and secure.
- The fit client is no longer limited to cheap devices with limited use cases. It can be a desktop, laptop or All in ones - all depending on the workload.
- Mapping the app to the right device has become easier and more seamless, resulting in better performance.
Importance of Security and Management
- IT can still centrally manage and secure data and applications with the fit client.
- The resources needed to run applications are now elastic, meaning we use the power of the endpoint instead of the hybrid cloud.
- This means that the fit client offers the same security and manageability as thin clients but with a better user experience.
- The fit client enables businesses to remain productive and mobile while maintaining their security and management requirements.
Hybrid Landscape and Target Market
- The world is now hybrid, and the fit client is a key part of this new landscape.
- There is a huge market for fit clients, and it's just getting started.
- Fit clients can be sold to more use cases and utilize various form factors that carry a greater AUR.
- By positioning the whole data center, businesses can boost their backend and reap the benefits for years to come.
The shift from thin clients to fit clients has revolutionized enterprise computing. By embracing fit clients, businesses can be more productive, mobile, and secure while still maintaining their security and management requirements. The future of computing is here, and it's time to upgrade to the fit client.
TRADITIONAL THIN CLIENT
- Lower AUR
- There is still a requirement for traditional Thin Clients, those usecases still exist.
- Persona Type is typically a task based worker.
- Location is typically in the office.
NEXT GENERATION FIT CLIENTS
- Higher AUR
- It all depends on the workload
- A FIT client uses the power from the device
- Need more resources? Upgrade to a premium model
- Multiple form factors can support a wide range of usecases and requirements.
- Enterprise integrations from the IGEL Ready program means that things just work.