Desktop virtualization company NComputing is making a serious push to introduce its vision of shared PCs to US businesses.
The firm's technology enables a single PC or server to provide a desktop computing experience to 10 or more individual thin-client terminals, each hooked up to its own keyboard, mouse and an inexpensive piece of hardware from NComputing that is about the size of a home router. By being able to significantly cut costs, the company has racked up a number of large deals in recent years, becoming one of the leading providers of thin clients.
"The key is the technology works," says Stephen Dukker, the former eMachines chief executive who runs NComputing. "It's ready for prime time." Although the company will not give figures on its revenue, it has said that it is selling more than a million shared computing 'seats' — or virtual desktops — each year and now has about 200 employees, up from around 160 a year ago.
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