Whenever a change happens and everyone rushes to incorporate that, it is meant to do some good. When this change is related to the technology and everyone adopts it, it is meant to make our life easier.
The one such recent change in the computer systems is called server based computing. A few of us understand this; many of us do not know what is behind the technical language and complex terms. So, here, let us understand this new concept in plain simple words:
This means that we have a central computer systemhousing all the data that we need. How it processes, what it processes and how to maintain that, is not our worry. All we need to have is the information relevant to us, with proper security. We want to access that and for this, we have a device or an interface. Let us call this ‘zero client’.
So, we have the zero client with us which helps us login and connect to the server, and access all that we need to have. That’s all!!
Now, let us see, what benefits this arrangement brought to us…
- The zero client here acted as an interface to let us connect to our desired data/ information. Once we connect, it is like working on a personal computer. This means the zero client needs no processor, no memory and no hardware. And that is the reason this neat and tidy interface making the PC-like experience possible is called ‘zero client’.
- Replicate the same to an organization environment, where the computers are too many in numbers. Replacing each system with a zero client can make the arrangement extremely SIMPLE. The administrators need not worry about maintaining several systems, but a single server altogether.
- This connection is through Ethernet network. The remote access can help users login from anywhere, irrespective of where the server is.
In other words, the zero client brings Simplicity to your organization.
The eco-friendliness, less power consumption, low heat dissipation, a 10 year refresh cycle etc. are the factors which are yet to be touched in the big list of advantages that the zero client can bring to you. Let us forget all those technical specifications. Let us not talk about details of server based computing as well. Let us confine ourselves with a change in arrangement that is affordable and may be a necessity in the near future.
Overall, the above stated reasons are the recommendations on which you must act now to have advanced technology with SIMPLE arrangements.