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fat client

A computer within a network that has its own disc drive and relies little on the central server.
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Before the use of thin client technology, affiliates sent the AFT data from fat client applications via diskette or paper.
If a more robust user experience is needed (which, in this example, would be derived from using plugins and the like), the fat client model can be used at the expense of universal compatibility.
Yet many voice solutions are fat client, tightly-coupled applications that don't fit easily into a modern IT technology stack.
Companies and organizations of all sizes realize substantially lower computing costs, increased security, and several other benefits through a server-based approach to desktops compared to traditional fat client PCs.
Performance evaluations using up to 10,000 line schedules with 60 year timelines and a weekly scale demonstrated performance comparable or exceeding traditional fat client project scheduling tools," said Douglas Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Metier.
Tom Bradicich, IBM Fellow & Vice President, Systems Technology, System x and BladeCenter Servers, explains how substantially lower computing costs, increased security, and several other benefits are realized through a server-based approach to desktops compared to traditional fat client PCs.
Rolf Scheer, Director Product Management Solutions of Wincor Nixdorf states, "This solution is designed to run in traditional fat client environments, as well as in modern smart client infrastructures.
Greenplum's customers receive real value from the visual display of up-to-date data, but nobody wants to download a fat client application to get that capability.
SWA provides all of the functionality that most people today are used to in a fat client email environment, yet in a lean and well designed web user interface," said Finn Schulz, Vice President, Information Technology, Rezidor SAS Hospitality, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, operating 263 hotels in 49 countries.