What attracts CANDIS to Thin Client technology deployment is that it provides for very tight control of a client's IT system. Tight control is essential to maintaining security, stability and up-time due to the security threat that user interaction on the Internet presents an IT manager with. A central system is more easily contained, understood (simplified) and hardened, where as a distributed system has many more pieces and components that each require attention, often from different vendors, needing different skill sets.
A side effect of the centralization and simplification required of all Server Based platforms are that engineers have a much easier time maintaining them. The engineers can leverage the one-to-many relationship and enact a single change once, affecting hundreds of users, as opposed to having to have to perform that operation multiple times.
What happens is that through the reduction in problems caused by a tighter and better managed system, engineers can spend more time on preventative maintenance and performance monitoring, rather than on fighting fires within the system. The result is that fewer engineers are required for a given number of end users than what is required of a traditional PC based IT system.
CANDIS has deployed Thin Client systems based on the above reasoning and we have been able to deliver on our strategy. Clients are faced with lower up front costs, as well as predictable operational costs that are significantly reduced over traditional IT system costs, and all the while providing a better end user experience by shifting the focus from the physical aspects of IT back to the business process core competency aspect of IT design.
By adding the combined benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing to deliver Thin Client solutions to clients, CANDIS is able to quickly respond to an organization's capacity needs without the need to reinstall and rebuild the system as the organization changes. In fact, the effect and constraints of the organization's IT systems on its operational decision making processes are reduced to virtually nil. This is freeing business managers to not only act in a way that is best for their business but also in ways that a traditional IT based system can not allow - even if built new on specification for the changing business environment.