HP Monday introduced two thin client devices, adding one it tells is a potential substitute for desktops utilized by knowledge workers. The update is the first to HP thin clients in 2 years.The latest models added raised processing power delivered immediately at the desktop to improve multimedia and graphics capability.
The high-end HP thin client works an AMD G-series, 1.65 GHz Fusion processor with an desegregated Radeon graphics capability.Power users that substitute a desktop pc with the high-finish HP thin client system, the t610, "are not going to observe any debasement in their experience." said Jeff Groudan, who heads HP's global thin client function.
That may be so. But thin client deployments are subordinate on backend capabilities , adding the number of VDI sessions the servers are managing also the reactivity of the network and storage."It's ever a management story," said Bob O'Donnell, an analyst at IDC.
Growing user demand for IT affirm of personal twist, adding tablets, smartphones and laptops, may assist spur backend upgrades to affirm thin client preparations. Demand for bring-your-own-device affirm could quick more IT organizations to adopt VDI, which can be utilized to affirm personal twist and thin clients.
"Thin clients may be capable to ride the coattails of things like the iPad," said O'Donnell.
Suzanne Kosub, CIO of Concentra, is exploring ways to give such capablities to employee-owned twist utilized at the national health care provider. Employees "aren't going to requirement to conduct more twist," said Kosub.
People requirement a tech capability that will permit them to operate in their individual area, but permit them to have a container or a division for operate that conforms to the necessities of the workspace, said Kosub, adding that protection is paramount .
Concentra may be good developed than most companies for the consumerist shift. It has been utilizing thin clients for more than 15 years and works a centralized IT function despite having more than 310 national locations.
The health care provider affirms few 500 fat clients, a number Kosub requirement to continue reducing.An HP user, she programs to test the latest thin clients to view what their meliorated capability will bring. She said that by grousing up the thin client twist is required to meet the heavier demands on the client.
Concentra is operating on a mobile tech management scheme that would permit users to operate on a virtual desktop of their end point twist. But Kosub thinks deployments are yet in the betimes adopter phase , especially the governance models for handling these devices.