Many large enterprises are currently saddled with legacy IT infrastructure – hardware and software – making it increasingly difficult to maintain for your daily computing requirements. There is also the looming risk of a cyberattack that could possibly exploit the inherent weaknesses of the aging equipment and the applications that run on them, which could disrupt business continuity, breach data or, worse, compromise your networks.
We also have to consider the energy consumption of this legacy equipment. Old desktops that still haven’t reached their end-of-life (EOL) have a much larger energy footprint and are still being used by certain departments within your company. Not to mention the software – operating systems and applications – that keep them running. If you have an agile, proactive IT management policy, you can plug those gaps and deficiencies; however, that approach costs your IT department precious manhours and money and stretches your budgets and manpower thin for projects where they might ideally be used more effectively and efficiently.
Enhance Security and Improve Productivity
IT teams that have successfully deployed and are managing large fleets of endpoint devices such as Thin Clients for their organization’s computing needs will agree to the benefits the lean IT approach brings compared to desktop PCs. This is especially true when it comes to infrastructures that are distributed over vast geographies.
- Secure data storage: Data loss in the event of device theft or damage due to a natural disaster is zero because your mission-critical data is stored in a data center, and affected locations and facilities can easily be recovered
- Granular administration: User and device profiles can be activated and deactivated remotely, eliminating the possibility of unauthorized access to company data
- Write protection: Cyberattacks can no longer affect your computing infrastructure because programs cannot be installed, whether intentionally or accidentally
- Centralized and simplified management: Firmware upgrades and security policies can be implemented remotely at the data-center level, saving time and effort
- Efficient rollout and restore: Individual endpoint devices can be rolled out faster and can be refreshed, shut down or restored in the event of any issues
- Less time spent: Thin Clients can be supported remotely via the network and, in the rare event of a failure, it can be replaced and redeployed within a matter of minutes
- Lower maintenance costs: Thin Clients have no moving parts, effectively eliminating failure and the subsequent replacement of physical components such as hard disks, cooling fans, etc.
Reduced Energy Consumption
- Enforce energy policies: Thin Clients can be shut down remotely by administrators. No more wasting energy due to leaving equipment on after office hours
- Energy savings: Thin Clients consume* approximately 25%–33% energy compared to desktops, helping you save on operating costs, especially for large-scale deployments across vast geographies
If you require further consultation, feel free to get in touch with your local Fujitsu sales representative or Fujitsu reseller or visit our website. We have experienced teams that can help you understand how it can benefit your organization.
*Newer desktops are efficient and consume far less energy compared to older desktops. The comparison stated in this blog factors in older desktops. One Thin Client consumes 65W compared to 150–250W for an average PC.