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20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal

InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
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Valmont Industries initially deployed a virtual desktop infrastructure on thin clients to cut repair response time in its manufacturing facilities and lower the total cost of ownership for its systems. The company, which manufactures lighting, traffic, and utility poles as well as irrigation equipment, got all that from VDI, but its users complained of performance problems. So Valmont turned to 5- and 6-year-old computers that it was about to discard and used VDI to turn them into kiosks. The older computers provide video processing that outperforms thin clients, and they also have multi-monitor capabilities that the thin clients don't have. On top of those advantages, they eliminate the cost of recycling the computers, lower capital costs, and provide a greener footprint for the company.

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