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ITBusiness.ca: FitnessWorld Trims Down with Thin Clients

Dec 19, 2003, 21:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"With 12 health clubs in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland plus a head office, FitnessWorld decided on a Linux-based system using thin client technology from Surrey, B.C.-based LinuxMagic.

"Ivan Beletsky, senior systems administrator for FitnessWorld, said they previously had an older system of 'dumb terminals' that connected to their backend database. They were looking for a system that would combine that backend database with their membership system in a familiar-style interface people were used to, but that also gave them access to new tools they didn’t have before, like Web browsers and word processors through a graphical interface..."

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