The growing influence of the environmental lobby in recent years has thrown sharp focus on the impact of business in general and of I.T. in particular. Green computing, the study and practice of efficient and eco-friendly computing resources, is now under the attention of not only environmental organisations, but also the vast majority of businesses, and not just for altruistic reasons.
The recent economic downturn has led to organisations looking even harder for ways to reduce costs and, inevitably, this includes I.T. systems. Thin client systems have always been efficient in terms of return on capital due to low management costs but the purely “green” benefits are also compelling
Lower Energy Consumption: Thin clients require approx. 15 – 20 watts of energy per hour compare to an average of 65-250 watts required by a PC. Indeed, the majority of VXL thin clients require only 11 watts per hours due to their innovative design. Thin clients also produce less heat resulting in less power needed for air conditioning offices.
Longer Life Span: Thin clients last approximately 4-6 years longer than their PC counterparts meaning far less obsolete hardware. Computer hardware is damaging to the environment due to the impact of the manufacturing process and the toxic nature of some components. Thin clients reduce the burden on the environment because they last longer, are smaller and can be recycled.
Centralised Management: Thin clients can be managed from one central location, therefore maintenance can be performed on remote desktops without having to be at the user’s physical location. Reducing travel and personnel costs.
More Efficient Use of Resources: Thin clients only use the exact amount of resources required by the current task whereas a PC is setup to cope with the maximum load that the user needs.
RoHS Compliant: VXL Thin Clients meet the RoHS regulation regarding the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
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