$4,500 a month.
That’s the amount that Trent Ratcliff, the IT Infrastructure Manager for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, says he will be able to cut his power bills once his agency replaces 800 desktop PCs with 800 thin clients and back-end servers.
“It’s over $50,000 a year,??? he says.
The agency has already installed 400 of the machines and the rest will go in in a few weeks. On top of that he expects to save close to $600,000 in hardware and maintenance costs over the next eight years. The overall network he oversees has about 1,000 notebooks and desktops on it.
Thin clients — which are essentially terminals that scrape data and information from...