Effectiveness of Thin Client from IT Perspective

Nirajan Shrestha, Dr. Angela Hollman, Department of Cyber System, The University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2504 9th Ave, Kearney, NE 68849

The fundamental objective of this study is to understand and evaluate the perspective of IT personnel’s opinion on whether thin client or fat client can offer more benefits to the user as well as their organizations. Using IT veterans as the sample population, this study seeks to understand why the thin client has not been adopted more fully. The research question of the study is “Do IT personnel accept that thin client is more effective than the fat client? “For the purpose of this study, a questionnaire was developed, as no instrument had been previously developed. There were two primary information sources for the questionnaire, which were an in-depth literature review and the researcher’s personal experience in working with IT. From the questionnaire results, IT personnel appeared to support fat clients in categories of security and performance. Surprisingly, price and long-term viability were also major factors in support of the fat client, even though thin clients appear to be less costly. IT reported that although network and hardware are minor issues for thin clients, software is a frequently occurring issue. Right now, IT personnel reported that the fat client system is more popular, even though IT professionals agree that it has similar attributes when compared to the thin client. 

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Nirajan Shrestha

Institution: University of Nebraska at Kearney

Type: Poster

Subject: Computer Science

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 5
Date/Time: Tue 12:30pm-1:30pm
Session Number: 4054