Thin clients survive PC battle

A not so mobile X86 PCThere’s been a battle in the enterprise between thin clients and commercial PC for market share and it looks like the thin clients have won.

According to IDC, thin clients competed directly with commercial PCs for market share and in 2014 the former did better than the latter.

Thin clients in the EMEA market are still a small market but growth exceeded market average and they will continue to grow  in 2015.

Oleg Sidorkin, a senior research analyst at IDC said: “Rapid deployment of thin client technology generates a leveraging effect, accelerating further adoption.”  The top four countries for shipments are Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and France – together they will represent 65.1 percent of the entire EMEA market by the end of the year.

These large markets will continue to grow.  “Once vendors gain a foothold in these markets, they can grow quickly as these markets continue to increase their EMEA share,” he said.