Program for the 2010 PDI

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Thin Clients as Desktop Computers
Mark Ritschard
Instructional and Informational Technology
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Academic Village C146
Thin clients have been part of main stream technology for over four years now, but surprisingly few universities utilize them. If deployed properly, thin clients provide a whole host of benefits, from reduced need for user support to high-availability to low energy consumption. The College of Engineering at CSU has been using thin clients since 2001 and now has an install base of over 500. In addition, CSU as a whole now has 70 thin clients installed as technology “kiosks” around campus. The practical “how-to’s” of getting started will be presented along with an indepth analysis of getting the most benefit from an investment in thin client technology.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to communicate the benefit of thin client technology for anyone interested, in particular for those who support desktop computers.