The phrase "thin client" (also known as a "slim" or "lean" client) refers to a computer or program that relies on another server computer for carrying out information processing and other tasks. The advantage of this approach, as opposed to full-featured "fat clients," is that computing services can be shared across several user interfaces, thereby allowing a reduced total cost of ownership.
If your company plans to evaluate a thin client vendor and would like to narrow the available choices down to the most appropriate solutions for your needs, download Info-Tech Research Group's Thin Client Vendor Shortlist Tool. Based on Info-Tech's market evaluation of eight leading thin client solutions, this Excel-based worksheet helps you profile your thin client needs and create a rank-ordered shortlist from a fixed list of providers.
The worksheet includes:
Institute a computer infrastructure "weight loss" program by putting Info-Tech's selection tool to work and shedding those unsightly, unnecessary "fat clients."