Server Based Computing addresses a number of business needs, namely:
Server Based Computing provides IT managers with the ability to enhance their control over organisational data. By ensuring that all organisational data and applications remain within the data centre, enforcing strong access control to these, and then providing users with a greater range of options for accessing them; IT managers are able provide a more secure environment at the same time as improving the end users’ access experience.
By centralising computing resources; IT managers can remove the need for expensive, under utilised desktop PCs (and bring an end to the ’desktop arms race’ in which some users are always looking for the next hardware upgrade). Instead, optimised servers provide a secure, robust and cost-effective computing environment. Furthermore, by reducing IT support requirements; Server Based Computing can allow IT departments to focus upon value adding activities, rather than upon maintaining the status quo.
Server Based Computing centralises the administration of application delivery, user environments, and security. Additionally, by moving to a thin-client environment; IT managers can centralise the administration of user devices, reducing the overheads associated with maintaining desktop PCs.
Server Based Computing enables IT managers to provide secure access to their applications and data, enabling them to tailor the functionality available depending upon criteria such as the user name, location and type of device.