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thin client

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(Computer Science) computing a computer on a network where most functions are carried out on a central server. See thick client
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The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted single-digit growth in the third quarter, according to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker.
Thin-client computing is also a way of easily maintaining computational services at a reduced total cost of ownership.
Wyse provides thin-client hardware and related software tools for virtualised and Web-based computing environments.
Emtec integrates smart-card technology with thin-client computing in its Mobile Clinical Workstation.
Propalms Inc (OTCBB:PRPM), a provider of application delivery solutions for Terminal Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures, announced on 17 November that is has signed an agreement with Getech, a UK-based distributor, to expand the Company's customer-base throughout Europe, broadening its global base in an effort to acquire a share of the thin-client server based computing market.
With little or no data residing on the thin-client, a theft or loss of the client discloses very little data to unauthorized individuals.
Those in the information technology field have always recognized that a thin-client network needs very little maintenance.
Novell has introduced SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Thin Client, a solution consisting of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and an image-creation tool kit that channel partners will use to provide a finished thin-client solution to customers.
Rich web application features are developed in pure Java, and in a pure thin-client model.
Berj Akian, the founder and CEO of ClassLink, which provides software and services for thin-client users, notes that this kind of computing became widely available in 1998, when Microsoft included the functionality of thin-client technology in Windows NT servers.
The alternative may be blade PCs, which consist of a server blade in the datacenter running a desktop operating system with a thin-client device on the user's desktop.