NComputing pushes shared computing for business

NComputing pushes shared computing for business

Summary: Desktop virtualization company NComputing is making a serious push to introduce its vision of shared PCs to businesses.

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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.

For more on this story, read Bringing shared computing to the enterprise on CNET News.

Topics: Hardware, Virtualization

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  • Ready for Prime Time?

    Really? How well does it work with Windows 7?
    ParrotHead_FL
  • Every few years

    The thin client comes around. Based on the "you can fool some of the people all of the time" strategy and the fact that people forget the mess they got into last time.
    tonymcs@...
  • RE: NComputing pushes shared computing for business

    Yes, NComputing works with Windows XP, 7, 2003/2008. Schools in India, Pakistan, and Macedonia have been using NComputing extensively.
    tip.ros
    • Not really

      @tip.ros I can tell you from firsthand experience that at least some nComputing devices don't play well with Win7. The company is working on a fix right now, as quite a few customers are impacted.
      ParrotHead_FL