A DISCUSSION OF THIN CLIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTER LABS

Jesús Martínez-Mateo, Susana Munoz-Hernandez, David Pérez-Rey

Abstract

Computer literacy is not negotiable for any professional in an increasingly computerised environment. Educational institutions should be equipped to provide this new basic training for modern life. Accordingly, computer labs are an essential medium for education in almost any field. Computer labs are one of the most popular IT infrastructures for technical training in primary and secondary schools, universities and other educational institutions all over the world. Unfortunately, a computer lab is expensive, in terms of both initial purchase and annual maintenance costs, and especially when we want to run the latest software. Hence, research efforts addressing computer lab efficiency, performance or cost reduction would have a worldwide repercussion. In response to this concern, this paper presents a survey on thin client technology for computer labs in educational environments. Besides setting out the advantages and drawbacks of this technology, we aim to refute false prejudices against thin clients, identifying a set of educational scenarios where thin clients are a better choice and others requiring traditional solutions.

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Martínez-Mateo J., Munoz-Hernandez S. and Pérez-Rey D. (2010). A DISCUSSION OF THIN CLIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTER LABS . In Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-15-7, pages 119-124. DOI: 10.5220/0002962901190124


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@conference{ictel10,
author={Jesús Martínez-Mateo and Susana Munoz-Hernandez and David Pérez-Rey},
title={A DISCUSSION OF THIN CLIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTER LABS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={119-124},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002962901190124},
isbn={978-989-8425-15-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010)
TI - A DISCUSSION OF THIN CLIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTER LABS
SN - 978-989-8425-15-7
AU - Martínez-Mateo J.
AU - Munoz-Hernandez S.
AU - Pérez-Rey D.
PY - 2010
SP - 119
EP - 124
DO - 10.5220/0002962901190124