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PRNewswire: IDC Survey Finds Thin Clients Are Replacing PCs at Some Companies

Aug 03, 2000, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"Thin clients are becoming increasingly popular. According to IDC, shipments of these devices increased a solid 90% in 1999, and in a recent IDC survey, almost 75% of respondents said thin clients are an acceptable alternative for some PC users. In fact, more than 50% of respondents have replaced PCs with thin clients."

"IDC's survey indicates the primary reason companies are purchasing thin clients is because of their reliability. The second most important factor in their decision is ease of use, followed by performance."

"IDC recently surveyed 175 U.S. businesses about their use and planned use of thin clients. The survey's results are published in an IDC special report titled Enterprise Thin Client Survey: Customer Direction and Buying Behavior. The report discusses respondents' plans to purchase thins clients, brand recognition, Windows 2000 as a potential market accelerator, willingness of respondents to purchase Linux-based thin clients, and customers' perceptions of the pros and cons of PCs versus thin clients."

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