Many companies today have limited budgets for purchasing new hardware. To ensure to offer you users workstations that are perfect for their tasks, but that don’t involve budget disruptions, among the various possibilities, companies can decide to maximize the resources already present in the IT infrastructure by reusing old PCs.
The hardware repurposing, i.e. the reuse of computers already owned by the company and their transformation into thin clients is a great way to give new life to an existing system, avoiding buying new hardware, but guaranteeing the efficiency of the workstations.
Among the main driving factors that help in this choice:
- Supply problems
The current situation of the industry supply chain continues to underline the shortage of microchips, which leads to delays in delivery times to obtain a complete new hardware.
Buying new desktop PCs for end users is undoubtedly less economical than repurposing existing PCs. Businesses can “kill two birds with one stone” by meeting the need to provide effective remote connectivity to the hybrid workforce and continue to use existing hardware.
The security benefits of providing remote users with a reduced thin client operating system for connecting to a centralized VDI environment are manifold. With modern thin client solutions, IT Managers can provide an end-user bootable USB key, allowing them to run a secure Linux environment to connect to corporate resources.
But there are also other benefits that companies can take advantage of. Discover them all by reading this VirtualizationHowTo article.