Novell: Will Thin Desktops Equal Fat Profits?
Novell is quietly launching a thin client offensive with Wyse Technology. Although I have criticized many of Novell's recent moves, this thin client approach is super smart.
In a recent chat, the newly appointed Wyse CEO Tarkan Maner described to me how thin clients have, indeed, found a home on millions of corporate desktops. JP Morgan Chase is deploying 50,000 Wyse thin clients. Other true believers include Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, Maner says. In the retail sector, Wal-Mart plans to use 100,000 Wyse thin clients, according to Maner.
Now, imagine if a hefty number of those thin clients ran a specialized version of Novell SuSE Linux.