Why do you need thin clients? Well, sometimes you don't. So you have to decide when you do. If you're replacing an aging desktop, you can lock down that desktop so it's really just a brain-dead terminal. But it will still need a certain level of maintenance.
Thin clients are pretty maintenance-free. We like to sell TCs with a three year warranty and enough juice to get the job done.
(Here's a great example: HP t5740 Thin Client with Intel Atom N280 1.66 GHz, Windows Embedded Standard 2009. This is a wireless thin client. Very handy. See more info at http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-321959-338927-3640406-3996155-3996164-4089349.html.)
But . . .
As soon as you start deploying thin clients you start to realize that there are things to learn. As simple as these things are, they do need to be configured. Are you connecting to a Zenith Smart Style box? RDP? Citrix? Or just hitting the web for a web-based line of business application?
And of course the next question is, what's the best way to mass-configure these babies? After all, part of the process for providing low-maintenance systems is the ability to just pop in a USB stick and duplicate your configuration again and again.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a FREE hands-on lab for thin client technlogy.
Yeah, that would be great.
Annoucing . . .
FREE HP Hands-On Labs - Successful Deployment of Thin Clients
At SMB Nation
All day October 23rd
Las Vegas, Baby!
Presented by . . . Me!
Well, I'll be helping Andrew and the HP team with the business side of the presentations.
We'll walk through the menus and show you some of the cool things we are able to do with thin clients. And of course a bunch of Best Practices.
You can't miss it on the schedule. I'm not sure what the limit is on seats for the hands-on lab, so check out the SMB Nation schedule when you arrive.
And I hope to see you there!
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