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What mobile thin clients offer and why to consider them
This article is part of the Access issue of September 2018, Vol. 2, No. 5
Mobile thin clients may be a somewhat niche option as endpoints for VDI deployments, but they can deliver many benefits in terms of security and simplified management. A thin client is a stripped-down endpoint that lacks the bells and whistles of a traditional PC or laptop. Some examples include the Raspberry Pi, Google Chromebook and Dell Wyse. In fact, thin clients are the most common device VDI shops use as endpoints at 38%, according to Login VSI and Frame's "State of the EUC 2018" report released in May. Mobile thin clients take things a step further because they only provide users with access to their virtual desktops and nothing else -- on the go. They are ideal in situations where many users within an organization work outside the corporate office. How mobile thin clients work IT can turn traditional laptops into mobile thin clients by replacing the hard disk with a solid-state drive. This move should boost battery life for the device. In addition, IT pros can use an embedded OS -- either Windows or Linux -- to manage ...
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