Computerworld.NZ: Y2K Cycle 'To Push Linux, Thin Client'
Dec 19, 2002, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Independent IT management consultant Ian Howard expects some
resurgence in 2003 thanks to the Y2K product lifecycle. And Linux,
thin client and terminal servers will be the main beneficiary of
the trend, he says.
"Howard, of Auckland-based consultancy IE3 Group, says many
businesses will have to replace equipment bought three to four
years ago. His view is backed by ITANZ executive director Jim
O'Neill, who likewise expects the Y2K product lifecycle to boost a
tough market in 2003.
"In 1999 'fat' PCs and desktops were the way to go, but now
Citrix and terminal servers are 'very valid and cost-effective',