PRNewswire: IDC Survey Finds Thin Clients Are Replacing PCs at Some Companies
Aug 03, 2000, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."