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32BitsOnline: 100 Percent Increase Forecast For Thin Clients

Apr 28, 2000, 19:50 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Based on a recent thin client market survey, Reality Research says that it expects the number of resellers providing thin client applications in North America to nearly double by the end of 2000, a substantial increase from the current 13,000 number."

"According to Reality Research, it developed a profile of the typical thin client user. Generally these users are larger businesses with revenues exceeding $6 million per year. In addition, thin client users also tend to be more heavily involved than other businesses with healthcare services (45 percent) and financial services (37 percent)."

"March explained this predominance among these two vertical industry segments as coming from the fact that thin clients are particularly useful when there is heavy usage of template applications, such as in the completion and processing of forms."

"Reality Research cites several reasons for the anticipated growth in the thin client market. First among these is the "explosion" of the application service provider (ASP) market, which Reality Research says has brought server-based computing into the corporate mainstream."

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