If thin clients like the SunRays I’ve shown in BIVBlog #34 were so appealing to users, system administrators and managers alike, then why did they stay a niche product? And why does nobody care about them anymore?
The answers to these questions are interesting not only with regard to thin clients, or SunRays, but to the design of virtually any IT system that is meant for real world end users.
Table of Contents
00:01:00 Performance and efficiency of thin clients…
00:01:15 … in the network
00:03:10 … and on the server.
00:08:05 Longevity and vendor lock-in.
00:12:40 Today’s alternatives for thin clients: Tablets and docks for smart phones.
00:15:05 Thin clients vs. managing large numbers of machines, then and now.
00:22:00 What to do with my SunRays.
Preceding video with a closer look at the SunRay environment in BIVBlog #34 (http://www.stepladder-it.com/bivblog/34).