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IT-Analysis: Thick Client Bad, Thin Client Bad, IBM Good?

May 14, 2004, 11:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Abrahams)

"Thick clients are bad because of the challenges with distributing code, the high cost, both to IT and the end-user, of management and maintenance, and the fact that the solution is limited to PCs.

"Thin clients are bad because they do not provide the rich user experience that can be developed on a thick client. Add to this conundrum the fact that more and more business users will want to move between different client types during a working day--high specification desk top in the office, tablet in the client, voice activated PDA in the car--and you can understand the logic behind IBM's latest strategy announcement..."

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