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Zero Clients, Workstations, Thin Clients, Nettops or Desktops: The Answer Is Yes

Published: 16 September 2010

ID: G00206682

Analyst(s): Mark Margevicius , Stephen Kleynhans


Desktop computing form factor innovation continues, allowing customers a multitude of options when choosing a fixed-location computer for a user. We give guidance on the differences and values of each option.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What About Mobility?
  • The Options
  • Criteria for Consideration
    • Need for an Infrastructure
    • Application Performance
    • Peripheral Support
    • Network Considerations
    • Security
  • Increasing Device Diversity Is Here, Might as Well Embrace It

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