The purpose of this MBA Project was to examine the technical capabilities of thin client devices to determine if they could successfully replace traditional personal computers (PCs) within a Polish Army command environment. In order to accomplish this, the authors built a prototype thin client network and tested the compatibility of the system using software applications used by the Polish Army. The project also analyzed the costs of implementing and operating a thin client-based network compared to a traditional PC network. In addition, the project investigated the feasibility of exporting thin client technology to Poland and determined any trade restrictions involved. Finally, the project presented conclusions and recommendations drawn from theory and practical experiments.
Brinkley, Douglas E. Franck, Raymond E.
Master of Business Administration
Naval Postgraduate School
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